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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

San Diego flu deaths increase, cases continue to decline


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 3:05am

Eleven additional deaths were reported in San Diego last week, bringing this season’s total to 50, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Feb. 5.

The ages of the new flu deaths ranged from 53 to 80 years of age and all had underlying medical conditions.

The number of new lab-confirmed influenza cases dropped again last week, a sign that flu activity might be easing in San Diego. A total of 1,702 cases were reported in the region last week, compared to 1,884 the previous week.

“Of the 11 influenza deaths reported last week, only two occurred last week,” said Wilma Wooten...

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