SANTA CLARA COUNTY (KCBS) – Santa Clara County health officials announced on Thursday the first known Bay Area flu-related death of the season.
This comes on the heels of a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing 47 states in the U.S. are now reporting widespread influenza activity, reaching epidemic levels.
At a news conference on Thursday, Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Marty Fenstersheib would not disclose many details, other than that the death occurred earlier this month.
“We did have one report earlier this month of a death in a 98-year-old woman,” Fenstershieb said.
The woman’s name or city she lived in were not made public.