RENO, Nev. — Washoe County health officials have confirmed two more flu-related deaths.

The health district said in a report released Thursday that a total of seven Washoe County residents have died this flu season dating to Oct. 1.

The most recent deaths were reported last week.

The department says over the past week, 71 patients were hospitalized for influenza and 14 were sent to the intensive care units in Washoe County hospitals.

It says 28 of those patients became ill even though they had been vaccinated.

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