Ask Us: Flu vs COVID Deaths In County
Last updated 12/14/2020 at 3:53pm
How many flu-related deaths have been reported in Transylvania County and how does the flu compare to COVID-19?
Tara Rybka, the health educator with Transylvania Public Health, provided the following response:
There were no deaths from flu among Transylvania County residents in 2019-2020.
Over the past five years, there have been a total of five deaths from flu (all in 2018), for an average of one death per year. With numbers this small, it's difficult to make meaningful comparisons, but COVID-19 has been responsible for nearly twice the number of deaths over the past seven months compa...