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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Flu deaths increase in San Diego; influenza still widespread


Last updated 2/26/2018 at 12:07am

The number of influenza deaths in San Diego jumped to 251 after 20 more fatalities were reported last week, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Feb. 14.

The ages of the people who have died from flu this season range from 1 to 101. Thirty-three (13 percent) of these deaths were of people under 65 years old, which are the only cases public health agencies are required to report in California. The County informs the public about all flu deaths.

“Influenza activity continues to be widespread and, unfortunately, more people are dying from the flu,” said Wilma Wooten M.D.,...

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