Seven new flu-related deaths in Dallas County Wednesday bring the total to 38; another five deaths in Collin County were confirmed Thursday bring the total to 48.
While counties are required to report when people younger than 18 have died of the flu, adult flu deaths are not required to be reported. MORE: Surge in flu cases keeping SoCal hospitals busy Wooten also emphasized that it's not too late to get vaccinated.
Of those 50 Hoosiers who have died of the flu, 36 of the victims were age 65 or older.
St. Louis County has seen a slight drop in the number of new flu cases this past week, while St. Charles County has seen a slight rise. OCCHD was one of the first public health departments in the nation to receive accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. The previous deadliest flu season was in 2014-2015, when 97 people died.
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Meanwhile, education aid will increase about $769 million, or 3 percent. "I don't have a problem with our looking at it", he said. If state spending is kept below a 2 percent growth rate, then the more true deficit number is $1.7 billion, they said.
The Ohio Department of Health's flu activity summary for the week of December 31 to January 6 showed that flu remained widespread throughout the state.
If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever.
"Unfortunately, as in years past, we are seeing increasing flu activity and the heartbreaking consequences it can have", said Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG.
"We are now in the midst of a very active flu season with widespread and intense flu activity".