How Many People Die From the Flu Each Year

About 30,000 to 40,000 deaths occur due to the flu each year in the United States. That number could equate to 300,000 to 500,000 deaths worldwide. The majority of flu-related deaths occur in people over the age of 65.

Fast Facts:

  • About five to twenty percent of the US population gets the flu each year.
  • About 92 children die each year from the flu.
  • Influenza was listed as the seventh biggest cause of death during the years 1999 and 2000.