The Washoe County Health District is reporting the first flu death of the season.

A District spokesman says the unidentified Battle Mountain man recently died at a Reno hospital. While he had the H1N1 strain of flu, he died from complications of pneumonia. 

Authorities say H1N1 is common, and the flu is at its peak right now, with cases tested, but many more cases may have gone unreported.

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