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Deadly flu season winds down for Californians

The peak of a very deadly flu season has now passed for Californians, but that doesn't mean it's over for good.

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 11:16 PM

Butte County, Calif. -- The peak of a very deadly flu season has now passed for Californians, but that doesn't mean it's over for good.

Health officials warn it is still very possible to get sick and people should take necessary precautions to avoid catching the virus.

This flu season got an early kick start in November and it's expected to last through March.

Since December, Enloe has had approximately 662 flu-related emergency department visits and approximately 109 admissions.

Admissions usually happen because patients are having significant respiratory problems. Another reason for admissions can be dehydration.

Flu symptoms include fever, cough, and a runny nose.

Here are some tips from Doctor Steven Zlotowski at Enloe Medical Center on how to prevent getting the flu.

"Appropriate cough hygiene, doesn't have to be with bacterial soap just soap and water," said Zlotowski.

In its weekly report, the California Department of Public Health said 23 people under 65 died from January 14th to January 20th. This makes a total of 97 deaths in the age group since October, according to state data.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 906596

Reported Deaths: 17358
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2997606993
Riverside659021279
San Bernardino626191072
Orange585731447
San Diego54583870
Kern33813416
Fresno30752436
Sacramento25372484
Santa Clara24144388
Alameda23312461
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18621241
Stanislaus17629396
Tulare17495286
Ventura14240164
Imperial12700336
San Francisco12103140
Monterey1137291
San Mateo11075159
Santa Barbara9781120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9312136
Kings822883
Solano728674
Marin7074128
Madera498174
San Luis Obispo414132
Placer409357
Yolo319159
Butte307852
Santa Cruz278825
Napa195715
Shasta187830
Sutter183712
San Benito143715
El Dorado13174
Yuba129310
Mendocino112721
Tehama8728
Lassen7661
Lake69615
Glenn6573
Nevada6088
Humboldt5629
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador32816
Tuolumne2694
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Mono1802
Del Norte1781
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity250
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Alpine30
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Fire danger remains high over much of California on this Monday, and that will continue through Tuesday afternoon. Thankfully, most of the strongest wind has passed, and the wind will weaken through midweek.
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