Two women have so far died from influenza over the past few months, according to a statement from the county.
County health officials announced Tuesday that a 92-year-old died from influenza.
In November, an 89-year-old woman also died from influenza. The deaths mirror a recent spike in people getting the flu.
A total of 143 cases were reported the week ending Jan. 5. This was a 77 percent increase from the prior week, when 81 cases were reported, according to the San Diego County news center.
The Center for Disease Control also recommends everyone 6-months and older should get a flu vaccine every year should be vaccinated.
CDC offers these tips to avoid getting sick:
Nasal or shot vaccines are available doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies. County public health centers have flu vaccine available for children and adults with no medical insurance.