9 more flu-related deaths, including a 2-year-old girl reported in Cuyahoga County

Posted at 7:36 AM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 07:55:02-05

The flu continues to hit Northeast Ohio. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health said on Friday that nine more flu-related deaths have been reported for Week 6 of the 2017-2018 flu season.

This brings the total death toll to 30 for the season.

  • Cleveland female: 2 years old
  • Euclid female: 57 years old
  • Cleveland female: 58 years old
  • Cleveland female: 66 years old
  • Cleveland male: 76 years old
  • Olmsted Falls male: 82 years old
  • East Cleveland male: 84 years old
  • North Royalton male: 87 years old
  • Westlake female: 91 years old

Here's how this season compares to those in years past, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health: 

2017/2018 flu season: 30 deaths (to date) 
2016/2017 flu season: 21 deaths 
2015-2016 flu season: 10 deaths
2014-2015 flu season: 52 deaths 
2013-2014 flu season: 18 deaths 

There have been 1,597 flu-related hospitalizations for the season.

"We are definitely seeing more flu than we normally see," said Dr. Jennifer Hanrahan, MetroHealth Medical Center Director for Infection prevention.