COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The death toll this flu season continues to grow in South Carolina.
16 more people have died in the state within the last week.
The state's Department of Health and Environmental Control has released this week's latest flu report. The number of deaths in the state has risen to 167. DHEC reports that there is widespread flu activity for the eleventh week. The number of reported hospitalizations, however, decreased from last week's report by 184.
DHEC says the flu shot is the best protection against the flu. They are waiving administrative fees that some pay for a flu shot at its public health clinics.