At least 15 people died as a result of the flu in Victoria already this year – and nearly 10,000 Victorians were diagnosed.
Data provided by the state government reveal that almost 9,753 people were diagnosed with the flu between January 1 and May 13.
Only 2,119 people were diagnosed in the same period in 2018.
Of the 15 people died because of the flu, at least two were children.
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