Jefferson County Public Health Service reported today that two residents within the county recently died after having laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza.
The deaths are the first two reported locally this influenza season. Both residents were between the ages of 40 and 55, according to a public health news release.
Influenza is reported widespread throughout the state. Eight deaths have been reported in Onondaga, Madison and Oswego counties, all of them in people in their 40s and 50s.