The numbers of flu deaths in Sacramento County is on the rise once again.
Sacramento County health officials say two more people died from the powerful H1N1 strain of the flu in the county in recent days.
That brings the death toll from flu-related illnesses in Sacramento County this flu season to 26.
In addition, the number of people who have been hospitalized in local intensive care units with influenza-like symptoms has reached 110, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The total number of flu deaths in Sacramento County in the 2012-13 season was just 18.
Health officials continue to urge everyone to get a flu shot, and will be offering another free flu shot clinic Thursday in Citrus Heights.
The clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Citrus Heights City Hall at 6237 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621.
Information about the Sacramento County Immunization Assistance Program is available at 916-875-7468.