In 2017, no one in Georgia died from the flu and just 186 were reported hospitalized during the season, both stats which pale in comparison to the most recent information released by the Centers for Disease Control on Monday.
The agency said early in the week that 12 people have now died from flu virus complications and more than 400 have been hospitalized. The death toll is up from five Georgians just last week.
The CDC also reports that nine people over the age of 65 and three people aged 51-64 perished from complications. Flu season is still expected to worsen before improvements are seen.