TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Health authorities in New Jersey are reporting the second death of a child associated with the flu this season.

Nearly 1,000 Confirmed Flu Cases Reported In Delaware In One Week

The New Jersey Department of Health said it had been notified of the death of a 6-year-old girl from Hudson County in a New Jersey Hospital on Monday. The department plans a confirmatory test.

The death in December of a 4-year-old girl from the central part of the state was also flu-related.

Health Officials: Flu Has Reached Pandemic Levels

Officials are still urging that people take precautions such as washing or disinfecting hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, say home if sick (especially with a fever) and get a flu shot. Officials say the flu season can last until May.

(Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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