Five More Seasonal Flu Deaths

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

So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control has recorded 114 pediatric deaths nationwide compared to 110 during the entirety of last year's flu season.

Meanwhile, the confirmed death toll from this flu season increased to 118 from 98, the state's Department of Public Health reported. "We don't know. It's really hard to predict flu, but it could be a month and a half", Fry said.

Overall, fewer people are going to see a doctor for the flu than during the height of the season in the beginning of February.

The number of flu cases reported during the week leading up to Saturday was less than the half number reported at the peak.

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.

"We could have six more weeks of flu".

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Three other Arkansas children or teenagers have also died from the flu this season, including two others who were age 5-18 and one child younger than 5.

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. Since October, 23,324 people have been hospitalized for influenza-associated complications.

The Garvin County Health Department is still encouraging folks to get a flu shot, which right now is being offered at no cost to recipients.

Because the Department of Health can't estimate when the flu season will end, it still recommends that those who aren't vaccinated get a flu shot as soon as possible.

State Epidemiologist Dirk Haselow said it appears the state's flu season peaked in early February.

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