Flu death toll in DE increases to 28, ties record high

Flu death toll in DE increases to 28, ties record high

As of March 3, Pennsylvania had recorded 169 flu-related deaths in the 2017-2018 flu season, including five children.

That's according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) in its latest statewide flu report.

"I think everyone is in agreement including the CDC that we're seeing fewer cases than we were seeing at what appears to be the peak of the season", he said.

Wallace said though people are less likely to get the flu towards the end of the season, they should still remain cautious and stay away from people with flu-like symptoms.

DE has seen nearly 6,700 lab-confirmed cases of the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season.

The number of flu-related deaths in Pennsylvania continues to climb - to 169 this year - and the majority of those cases involve residents 50 or older. Included in the total are four pediatric deaths.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of Americans with influenza-like illness dropped from 7.4 percent in early February to 5 percent.

Locally, officials haven't found this flu season to be much different from past flu seasons.

The flu has claimed five more lives in Delaware.

Additionally, there were 893 new cases added to the now 6,674 lab-confirmed instances of influenza, which is the highest since those numbers were tracked, which started during the 2004-2005 season. The restrictions, which prohibit children younger than 12 from visiting, remains in effect.

Campbell County Health recommends that people don't visit if they're feeling sick, and there are masks and hand sanitizer available throughout the hospital, offices and clinic buildings.

It appears the flu season peaked a couple weeks ago in MI.

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