15 people have died of the flu so far in the state of Delaware.
All had the influenza A strain with underlying health conditions.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that six of them had not been vaccinated.
This number compares with 19 who had died during the last flu season at this time.
As of mid-February officials said there were just over 32-hundred confirmed flu cases.
Last year at this time there have been over 77-hundred.
This year there have been 537 hospitalizations compared with 813 during this period last year.