CUYAHOGA COUNTY -- Nine flu-related deaths have now been recorded in Cuyahoga County this flu season.

Two additional deaths have been reported this week.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health says this is the third-consecutive week that pneumonia and flu-related deaths were higher than 6%, a threshold of significance for this indicator, according to the CCBH.

The CCBH says over-the-counter medication sales have decreased over the past three weeks as have flu-related hospital stays.