10 people in East Tennessee have died to the flu this season at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, according to the hospital.
The hospital said the ten were adults that were admitted to the hospital affected by the flu on top of other comorbid diseases.
Susan Wyatt with UT Medical Center said these ten people aren't included in state flu statistics because the current guidelines only require reporting of flu deaths involving children and pregnant women.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, seven people have died to the flu in the state, which includes six children and one pregnant woman.
Within East Tennessee, UT Medical Center said they've seen 3.6 percent more people visiting the hospital for flu symptoms this season compared to the CDC's usual baseline. More than 22 percent of the 1133 people tested for influenza came up positive at laboratories that report back to the state.