The latest numbers from the State Health Department show 38 Pennsylvanians have died from the flu since the end of September with 15 of those deaths being reported in the past reporting week.
So far, the largest number of deaths, 16, has occurred in people 50 to 64 years old. Thirteen people 65 and older have died of influenza. One child has died of flu complications.
Overall, the number of confirmed new influenza cases seems to be leveling off in the state. In the week that ended last Friday, Pennsylvania had nearly 12,000 confirmed cases of influenza. Blair County is still reporting the second highest number of cases in the state.