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Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

The flu season is now officially underway and the state and area hospitals are holding mass vaccination events.

The First State is seeing an early start to flu season.

 

The state Division of Public Health (DPH) reports two lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Delaware, two weeks before flu season officially begins.

The number of confirmed flu cases has dropped significantly in recent weeks, following a four week stretch of record breaking reports for flu in the First State. But the Department of Public Health is reporting three new flu-related deaths, placing the total at 34 for the season.

The Delaware Division of Public Health is reporting two more flu deaths, placing the total at 30 on the season. This breaks the previous record of 28 deaths during the 2014-2015 season.

For the fourth straight week, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is announcing a single-week record for flu cases.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health reports the single week record for flu cases was broken again earlier this month with 1,268 laboratory confirmed flu cases in the state for the week ending February 10.

 

That puts the total at 4,235 for the season. There were 4,590 throughout all of last year's flu season.

 

It’s an extremely intense flu season across the country and the First State is no exception. Delaware Division of Public Health officials say the state broke its single week record for flu cases earlier this month.

Delaware’s Division of Public Health reports another flu related death — the state’s second this season.

State health officials say Delaware has seen three new flu-related deaths.

The Division of Public Health reports all three deaths linked to the flu came in the final week of March.

Flu season in Delaware shows no signs of letting up, with state health officials is reporting three more deaths associated with the flu.


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