Over 200 Oklahomans have died from the flu this season

Alicia Farmer
March 9, 2018

While cases may be down, flu remains widespread, and health providers in the coalition are remaining vigilant.

Flu deaths have risen to 201 in SC, but the state's department of health says the illness is beginning to slow down.

The number of patients with flu symptoms seeking treatment at Patient First in Midlothian has also declined over the past two weeks, to numbers more typical for this time of year, says staff physician Elizabeth Jenkins.

We urge community members who become ill with symptoms of the flu to contact their primary care provider, seek care at a walk-in clinic like Mission My Care Now, conduct an online visit with a doctor or visit a nearby urgent care facility.

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There was a 53 percent decrease in laboratory-confirmed flu cases in New York State last week and a 41 percent decrease in hospitalizations, according to a news release from the governor's office.

Cabaj said the flu vaccine target set by Alberta Health this season was 35 per cent of the population - a goal that hasn't yet been reached.

The elderly were hit hardest.

The study, which spanned 13 countries in Europe, Central America, and Asia, was conducted during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 flu seasons in the Northern Hemisphere and 2012 to 2014 flu seasons in the Southern Hemisphere. Health officials say a child between the ages of 5-years-old and 17-years-old also died from the flu in Oklahoma County. The latest stats show more than 43-hundred hospitalizations and 228 deaths in this record year.

The number of confirmed flu cases in NY continued to sharply decline for a second consecutive week, state officials announced Thursday. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Vermont was the only New England state with a substantially more limited outbreak.

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