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Second person dies from flu at Tyler hospital

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Another person has died in East Texas from the flu, according to new numbers released Monday by East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Rebecca Berkley, public relations manager for ETMC, says one person died during the week of January 19-26 from the flu.

During that same period, nine people tested positive for type-A flu and one for type-B. Two patients remain hospitalized with the flu.

Last week's death brings the number of flu deaths at ETMC during the 2013-14 flu season to two.

Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler has also reported a flu death this season.

Earlier this month, Gregg County authorities confirmed that there have been at least five flu related deaths in Gregg County.

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