FOX 29 News has learned a young child died of the flu in the Lehigh Valley area.
A Lehigh Valley Hospital Network spokesperson confirms the child died over the weekend.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports this year is now one of the worst flu seasons in years.
The flu outbreak in the Lehigh Valley area was so high, hospital officials at Lehigh Valley Hospital Network established a special triage tent to handle incoming flu cases.
Stay with FOX 29 News and myfoxphilly.com for updates.
Not the prettiest Friday, but we're ready for a great weekend. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. After an early high in the upper sixties, temperatures fall & winds pick up out of the chillier northwest. Right now the Memorial Day Weekend looks sunny and cool with highs in the low to mid 60s on Saturday, in the 70s Sunday & Monday. Cooler temps at the shore.