Eighth San Diego flu death reported; cases jump again
Last updated 1/2/2020 at 1:06am
An additional influenza death was reported in the San Diego region, bringing this season’s total to eight, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced, Dec. 24.
The 70-year-old San Diego man died Dec. 19 from influenza A Pandemic H1N1 and had underlying medical conditions.
Also, the percentage of people with influenza-like illness at local emergency departments nearly doubled, jumping to 7% after holding steady at 4% for several weeks.
“Influenza can be life-threatening, especially for the elderly, the very young and people with underlying medical conditions,” said M. Winsto...