Buncombe County reports first flu death this season

Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 3:09 PM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - Officials in Buncombe County said the first flu-related death has occurred in the area for the 2022-23 flu season.

Buncombe County Health and Human Services did not provide any details about the patient, but said they were “saddened to lose a community member to the flu.”

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