Five More Seasonal Flu Deaths

Flu claims 5 more lives, tying highest death total ever recorded in Delaware

State health officials say 16 more people have died in SC after being stricken by the flu.

Public health officials announced five more flu-related deaths, and roughly 900 more lab-confirmed cases of the flu, signaling what officials called a slowdown to a flu season expected to last several more weeks.

"This is probably one of the worst pandemics that most people will see in their lifetime", he said.

Meanwhile, information reported by doctor's offices and hospitals indicated the number of new cases continued declining. In January, a Fremont County child died from the flu, the first pediatric flu death in the state.

There were 893 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases for the week ending February 24, a sharp decline from the record-setting 1,521 cases reported the previous week.

Brown says because this flu season has been particularly bad, it may help spur changes and developments in making better flu vaccines. Since October, 23,324 people have been hospitalized for influenza-associated complications.

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That type of flu overtook influenza A last month as the most common type in circulation in the state.

The flu season peaked nationwide in mid-February, with 7.4 percent of medical visits attributed to the flu, making it the worst flu season in the United States since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Last year, the flu season in Wyoming peaked at the end of January.

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

Those numbers, though, are only for people who went to a doctor to get tested.

The Health Department will be adding up the most recent flu numbers later this week.

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