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CDC estimates more than 1,300 flu deaths so far this year

Added 12-13-19 11:13:07pm EST - “At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to an estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “CDC estimates more than 1,300 flu deaths so far this year”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

At least 1,300 people have died from the flu so far this season, according to an estimate released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday.

The analysis also found that there have been 23,000 flu-related hospitalizations and more than 2.6 million illnesses.

The flu has spread in all state except Alaska with widespread activity reported in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

According to the CDC, hospitalization for illfluenza-like illness has been at or above the national baseline for five consecutive weeks.

The CDC said that the strain of the flu people caught likely depended on their age with young people and seniors frequently testing positive for different types of influenza.

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