An average of about 17,000 people have died from the flu in England between 2014/15 and 2018/19.
The numbers have varied a lot between 2,000 and 28,000 for some years.
The total UK numbers might be about 10% higher..
The World Health Organisation estimates that between 290,000 and 650,000 global respiratory deaths are associated with seasonal influenza, each year.
246.1 - 623,549