Tragic news today on the health front. The County Health Department has confirmed that two people have now died of the flu locally.

They've confirmed that two middle aged adults have now died from complications related to the flu. We don't know thier names, but they contracted the predominant flu strain that's now circulating.

The Health Department says both victims had underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of complications. The county says it's seen quite a jump in flu cases this season. There are four times more cases this year than there were last year.