Des Moines, Iowa -Flu is now widespread in Iowa and it’s claiming more lives.
The state health department is reporting six more people have died from the flu statewide.
Among the six is the first child to die from the flu in Iowa this season, though no name or location was given. Iowa’s flu season started at the end of September and since then, it’s taken the lives of 20 Iowans and several more due to flu complications.
As of March 2nd, at least 25 Iowa schools reported at least ten-percent of their student body was absent because of the flu.