Two more dead from flu in Monroe County, bringing total to 13
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Two more adults have died due to influenza in the last week, according to data from the Monroe County Health Department.
In the report released Monday, the number of cases of influenza have begun to decline compared to previous weeks, especially over the last two weeks.
A total of 13 people have died as a result of influenza since the Department of Health started recording flu cases this winter.
Through the week of March 3, the Monroe County Health Department said it has seen 5,357 confirmed cases of the flu. Of those, 3,850 are flu A and 1,505 are flu B.
Of those, 959 people have been hospitalized.
All thirteen 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.