BOSTON —

Massachusetts health officials confirmed the state’s third pediatric flu death of the season on Tuesday.

The death of a second child from Middlesex County was reported Tuesday to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

WCVB has learned that the victim, a 4-year-old Lowell girl, died over the weekend.

There have now been three flu-associated pediatric deaths this season in the state — an adolescent male from Worcester County and two female children from Middlesex County.

There was one flu-associated pediatric death in Massachusetts last year.

This year’s flu season in Massachusetts through January has…