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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.

Cases: 2916309

Reported Deaths: 32851
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles98992813489
San Bernardino2450331560
Riverside2338992517
San Diego2068702037
Orange2059112277
Santa Clara899831040
Kern82398551
Sacramento791371062
Fresno79033904
Alameda64760768
Ventura57941401
San Joaquin55580738
Contra Costa49759410
Stanislaus41270730
Tulare39723494
Monterey34482248
San Mateo30694294
San Francisco28200241
Imperial24882463
Solano24654105
Merced23199290
Santa Barbara23184223
Sonoma22910234
Kings18453110
Placer16761173
San Luis Obispo14851125
Madera12778130
Santa Cruz11583111
Marin11244149
Yolo10097131
Shasta9594117
Butte9127120
Sutter743976
El Dorado739441
Napa711738
Lassen506713
San Benito477843
Yuba476626
Tehama391742
Tuolumne327936
Nevada307571
Mendocino305531
Amador294029
Lake237828
Humboldt226324
Glenn179819
Colusa16849
Calaveras151322
Siskiyou138812
Mono10804
Inyo88327
Del Norte8442
Plumas5735
Modoc3783
Mariposa3414
Trinity2994
Alpine730
Sierra690
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We'll be dry and warm the next few days with strong winds Monday-Tuesday. We'll cool gradually through the week with a chance of showers Friday.
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