5 More Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego

Sunday, January 26, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Deanne Goodman (Editor)
Encinitas.patch.com
January 25, 2014

Influenza activity in the region remains elevated, and five more deaths have been reported, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced Thursday.

The new flu-related deaths raise the total reported locally this season to 12. The people who died ranged in age from 35 to 91 years old and all had underlying medical conditions. Last season, 65 flu-related deaths were reported in the county.
For the week ending January 18, 2014, HHSA reported the following:

Emergency department visits for influenza-like illness: 10 percent of visits (down from 11 percent the previous week; the figure has been revised since the last report)
Lab-confirmed influenza cases for the week: 545 (down from 704 the previous week; the figure has been revised since the last report)
Total lab-confirmed influenza cases to date this season: 1,965

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