Five people living in Snohomish County have died from flu-related illnesses.
The Snohomish County Health District reports the deaths all occurred during December, and each person had underlying health conditions.
Ages of the five victims range from the 40s to 90s.
The five people lived across the county; one in Bothell, one in Everett, one in Edmonds and two in unincorporated Snohomish County.
“We are seeing an increase in hospitalizations and flu cases reported by clinics, but it's not too late to get your flu shots,” said Dr. Mark Beatty, health officer for the Snohomish Health District.
The health district has posted information about getting a flu vaccine here.