23 more flu deaths reported in SC

23 February, 2018, 10:10 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • 23 more flu deaths reported in SC

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says 200 people in the state have died from the flu this season.

The report indicates Jessica Farley of the Toe River Health District says the peak can last anywhere from two weeks to one month, and the timing usually depends on the weather.

There was a 94 per cent jump in the province from mid-January to mid-February with nearly 1,100 new cases.

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Last season, 218 people died from influenza. That's down about 500 cases the previous week.

The number of flu deaths continues to rise in our state.

He said that people might have family or friends who don't have the flu, but who have other respiratory illnesses, and there is an increase in cases of that this season.

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The areas where flu is most widespread is Leinster and Munster, while parts of Connacht are not so badly affected, with only localised reports in Donegal.

DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino says there is still time to get a flu shot.

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