TYLER (KYTX) - Officials with ETMC in Tyler and Trinity Mother Frances hospital both confirmed Thursday a patient in each of the hospitals has died from the flu.
ETMC officials report 42 cases tested positive during the last week in December when the death occurred.
It is unknown at this time what type of flu strain the person that died had.
A spokesperson for Trinity Mother Frances reports 57 cases tested positive for the flu and of those cases 9 patients were admitted to the hospital and the one death occurred.
Texas leads the nation in reported flu and H1N1 cases.
Health officials continue to urge people to get a flu shot if they have not already done so.