Flu Death Toll Rises in Bay Area, California

Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Paul Martin

Friday, Feb 7, 2014

The flu has claimed the lives of more Bay Area residents in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano counties, health officials report.

Five of those were reported dead Friday: four from Santa Clara County and one from Alameda County. San Mateo County reported one new flu-related fatality on Thursday.

On Friday, health officials from Solano County confirmed two new deaths to NBC Bay Area, bringing that county’s total for the season to three.

That brings the Bay Area tally to 42 flu-related deaths this winter season.

Friday morning, Dr. Ron Chapman of the California Dept. of Public Health, said that the number of deaths statewide had jumped by 56 to a total of 202 confirmed deaths for the season. Four of those deaths were of young children.

Here’s a Bay Area county-by-county breakdown:

Santa Clara County – 14 deaths
Alameda County – 5 deaths
Marin County – 2 deaths
San Mateo County – 5 deaths
San Francisco – 3 death
Contra Costa County – 5 deaths
Solano County – 3 deaths
Sonoma County – 4 deaths
Napa County – 1 death

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