Thursday, October 29, 2009
First Death in Cookeville From H1N1
Cookeville has reported its first death from the H1N1 flu virus. Officials at Cookeville Regional Medical Center confirm that an adult patient died on Monday of complications from the flu. And while a number of deaths have been reported statewide, officials say this is the only one so far this season to be recorded at Cookeville's hospital. Health officials continue to encourage people to get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus and the seasonal flu when vaccines become available.