Child dies from the flu at Ruby Memorial Hospital over the weekend

Flu is Killing Way More People than Coronavirus

Flu is Killing Way More People than Coronavirus

"To protect the family's privacy, VDH will not provide any further information regarding this death", VDH wrote in a release.

Hamilton's public health unit says the current number of lab-confirmed influenza cases for the first week of February is on par with data over the last 10 years. The child from southern Colorado was pre-school aged, according to a report from the CDPHE.

"I would say the average Malheur County resident is way, way more likely to get flu than the coronavirus", said Angie Gerrard, a registered nurse at the Malheur County Health Department. According to the CDC, about 8% of the US population becomes ill from flu each season.

OH health officials point out that Ohioans are much more likely to get sick from the flu than 2019 nCoV. The second dose should be given at least 28 days after the first dose.

A teenager in Virginia's Northern region has died from complications associated with influenza.

"It is never too late to get a flu shot, especially when the virus is circulating in the community,"Slemp said,"We really encourage anyone six months of age or older to get a flu shot and it's especially important for those under 5, the elderly or have chronic health conditions".

Flu activity in Virginia typically peaks between December and February, but can remain elevated into the spring.

"But flu is not - we are in the midst of flu season".

VDH recommends taking three actions to prevent the flu.

In addition, last week, 17,231 laboratory-confirmed flu cases were reported to the State Department of Health, a 15 percent increase in cases from the week prior.

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