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NY officials say flu season still hasn't peaked

WHECTV
Updated: February 14, 2020 06:39 AM
Created: February 13, 2020 04:05 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — State officials say last week was the eleventh consecutive week that the flu was widespread in New York, and flu season still has not peaked.

Gov. Cuomo’s Office says the state has seen the second-highest weekly flu cases in the last 20 years. Experts agree, predicting this flu season is expected to hit record levels. 

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There were 17,233 lab-confirmed cases of the flu the week ending Feb. 8 according to the governor’s office.

The New York State Flu Tracker shows there were 695 new lab-confirmed cases of the flu in Monroe County, that week, an increase of 22% from the previous week.

Monroe County saw more lab-confirmed cases than any other county in Western New York, Central New York or the Capital Region.

Now, there are more than 106,000 confirmed cases of flu with 700 of those cases having developed in Monroe County in the past week. 

Some doctors say it has to do with the effectiveness of the flu shot.


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