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Cuyahoga County records 5 flu-related deaths this week

Wash your hands!

Flu remains a concern across the U.S., and illnesses in Cuyahoga County remain fatal to some.

The county recorded five flu-related deaths this week, with all victims being over the age of 60. This week's deaths mark 14 total within the county this season.

The victims were:

  • 88-year-old Bay Village woman
  • 94-year-old Chagrin Falls woman
  • 83-year-old East Cleveland woman
  • 62-year-old Seven Hills man
  • 60-year-old Shaker Heights man

Flu activity remains "very high" this week and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is reminding people to wash their hands and get a flu shot, as it's never too late. 

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