So far this season, health officials said 114 children nationwide have died from the flu.
"This number represents the number of individuals who had influenza specifically listed on their death certificate", the report warns, adding the number of flu-related deaths is likely higher since "many influenza-associated deaths are due to secondary infections".
"We have seen the numbers go up and down in the past", Deti said.
Nationally, public health officials last week said the worst of the flu season is over, although the level of transmission remains high. The Department of Health has yet to release data for the last few weeks, so it doesn't know how the season has progressed since the initial decline in flu cases.
"While we believe that flu season has peaked for us in DE, flu is still widespread and at high levels in our state, and will likely continue to circulate for weeks to come", said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay in a written announcement of the deaths.
Four of the five deaths were recent, while one occurred during the first week in February.
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He says there's a reason why flu cases are still considered high towards the end of the flu season.
While the Influenza B virus can be better for some people because the vaccine is more effective, Simpson said the virus is more risky for men over the age of 50 because it is associated with an onset of heart attacks.
"We could have six more weeks of flu".
Like most years, Campbell County Health implemented visiting restrictions at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in January.
CDC officials are still recommending that unvaccinated people get the flu shot before the season's end.