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Flu kills another person in Georgia, but this time it's different

A person not in the high-risk age category for the flu has died.

ATLANTA — There are now five known flu deaths in the state of Georgia this season, but this one is different. According to the report released Friday, the victim was between the age of 50-64 making this the first death in this age range. 

During the previous flu report from the Georgia Department of Health, there were four confirmed deaths. The other victims this season included three people who were over the age of 65 and one child between the age of 5 to 17.

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The number of Metro Area Influenza hospitalizations have skyrocketed from 102 during week one to 674. 

Georgia is one of many states that has regional flu activity, according to a map posted by the CDC.  According to the agency, no states have reported inactivity.  

The CDC said the best way to prevent seasonal flu is through annual vaccinations. 

Here are some preventative steps you can take to avoid the flu. 

Flu season is during the Fall and Winter months and activity peaks in February, according to the CDC. One hundred fifty-five people died during flu season last year.