California flu deaths spike to 74 overall, 32 in 1 week

This undated image shows a medical professional preparing a flu shot. (KGO-TV)

State public health data released today shows that 32 people have died of the flu between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13, according to the California Department of Public Health.

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The state has reported 74 deaths of people with influenza since October.

Right now, there are 60,000 confirmed cases of the flu nationwide.

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