The number of flu deaths in Monroe County has increased by one in the latest weekly numbers from the county health department.
There were 10 deaths reported for the current flu season as of March 9. That compares to 13 at this time last year. All of those deaths involved people 50 or older.
In general, this has been a much less severe season than last year, both locally and nationally.
The latest figures for Monroe County show 3,340 laboratory confirmed cases of the flu this season compared to 5,623 cases at this time last year.