Flu virus has killed 10,000 so far this season

February 6, 2020

Flu activity continued to rise in the week ending Jan. 25, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC report estimates flu has caused 10,000 deaths this season, along with 19 million illnesses and 180,000 hospitalizations.

Forty-one states experienced high flu-like illness activity, up from 35 states a week prior. 

Every state but Hawaii reported widespread flu activity for the week ending Jan. 25.

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