DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware public health officials say the death toll from the flu has risen to 18.
Officials are reporting eight new deaths, six in the past week and two others that occurred earlier in the flu season but were just recently reported.
All of the six individuals who died last week were from New Castle County, and none had gotten the flu vaccine. All but one had underlying health conditions. The two previous deaths involved Kent County residents, both with multiple underlying health conditions and neither having been vaccinated.