Delaware Public Media

4th consecutive record breaking week for flu cases in Delaware

Feb 26, 2018

For the fourth straight week, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is announcing a single-week record for flu cases.

 

State officials counted 1,215 laboratory-confirmed flu cases for the week of February 11th through 18th—placing the total for the current flu season  at 5,758.

DPH is also announcing 5 more flu deaths. As with most of the 23 deaths this year, the latest victims were over the age of 60 and had underlying health issues.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season may be peaking nationally, but DPH cannot say whether it’s peaked in Delaware yet. DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay said in a statement the flu will continue to circulate widely in our state for weeks to come.