RALEIGH — Only one person died of the flu in North Carolina last week, a sign that the flu season is winding down.
Deaths from the flu peaked in late January, when 12 were reported during a one-week span, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. Altogether, 86 people have died from complications of the flu in North Carolina since late November,.
The majority of deaths, 62, were among people between the ages of 24 and 65. That age range is generally more vulnerable to the H1N1 strain of the flu virus that has dominated this season.
Nineteen of those who have died were age 65 or older, and 5 were under age 18.