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14 now dead with slight increase in flu cases in Monroe County

Fourteen people have now died from the flu - all of them adults. (SBG file photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - As the overall trend of flu cases continues to decline, a slight increase is being seen in Monroe County.

Fourteen people have now died from the flu - all of them adults.

This data comes from the Monroe County Department of Health as of March 17.

There were 5,913 confirmed cases of the flu through the week of March 17. Of those, 4,098 are flu A and 1,812 are flu B. Three cases are both A and B.

Of those, 1,050 people have been hospitalized.

All fourteen deaths have been ages 50 or older. Under federal law, the number of people diagnosed with the flu who also received flu shots cannot be disclosed. Vaccination records fall under HIPPA.

The influenza data can be seen in its entirety here. The CDC Emerging Infections Program at the Center for Community Health and Prevention compiles the data.

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