Created: January 11, 2020 09:55 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Erie County Department of Health confirmed a "flu-related pediatric death" there on Saturday.
Our affiliate WGRZ says that a health department spokesman didn't provide any other details on the death.
The reported death comes on the heels of a report by the Centers for Disease Control that an outbreak of the illness is now widespread in 46 states and Puerto Rico. New York is one of 33 states reporting high activity.
About 23,000 cases of the flu have been reported this season, and 28 children have died from it across the country.
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