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Wednesday, Feb 12 2014 06:26 PM

Kern County's flu death toll reaches 18

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    By AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

    This Oct. 17, 2012 file photo shows a flu shot administration.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Two more Kern County residents have died from the flu, according to the Kern County Public Health Services Department.

The total number of fatalities this season is now 18.

The health department said 102 people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms and 53 of them were admitted to an intensive care unit during their illness, according to Public Health.

Of the 81 cases of flue confirmed so far, 32 were of the H1N1 or "swine flu" type.

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