The Palmetto State has its first flu related death of the season, says DHEC

(WJBF) – The Department of Health and Environmental Control, (DHEC) says the Palmetto State has had its first flu-related death of the season.

State officials say the person lived in the upstate.

Health officials are now reminding everyone to get their flu shots especially people at high risk of complications such as children.

In this current flu season, there have been 769 flu cases reported to DHEC.

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