Coroner: 2 flu-related complication deaths in Lee County


Lee County Coroner says two people have died from from flu-like symptoms.

Coroner Bill Harris tells News 3 an 88-year-old man from Opelika passed away on January 2. Harris says the elderly man had a history of medical issues when he tested positive for Influenza A.

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Coroner Harris says, a 64-year-old man from Smiths Station passed away at St. Francis in Columbus on January 11.

Harris says the man was admitted to the hospital for flu-like symptoms and Harris believes the flu contributed to his death.

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