death toll or death count

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Source: Quick and Dirty Tips, Health & Fitness, Colds, Flu & Allergies, A Cold vs. The Flu: How to Tell the Difference

Last week, the CDC reported that the flu death count of children so far this season has reached a high of 30.

Can I use the death toll here?
 
  • natkretep

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    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    It would sound a bit strange to me because I associate death toll with wars (battles) or with natural and man-made disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, bombs) rather than disease.
     
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