UPDATE FEB. 9: Twenty-two people have now died because of the flu in Clark County.
There have been 959 confirmed cases of the flu since flu season began late last year. 751 people have been hospitalized.
One of the most recent victims was a 24-year-old woman named Jenna Libidinsky.
UPDATE FEB. 2: Two more people have died of the flu in Clark County, bringing the total to 18 deaths.
According to the Southern Nevada Health District, the deaths occurred in the 65 and older age group.
Two more people have died as the result of the flu in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
One person was between the ages of 5 and 17 years old and the other person was 65 years of age or older. Both died the week of Jan. 14.
So far, 16 people have died as a result of the flu in Clark County during the current flu season.
Breakdown of deaths:
1 between the ages of 0 and 4
2 between the ages of 5 and 17
1 between the ages of 18 and 24
1 betweeen the ages of 25 and 49
3 between the ages of 50 and 54
8 age 65 or older
SNHD is also reporting that there have been 753 confirmed cases and 622 hospitalizations so far.
Last year, there were 5 deaths, 220 hospitalizations and 286 cases.