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Influenza numbers below average, possibly due to COVID measures


Last updated 1/26/2022 at 9:12am

City News Service

The number of influenza cases in San Diego County is below average this season, which public health officials at least partly attributed to COVID-19 measures such as social distancing and face coverings.

The county Health and Human Services Agency reported 139 lab-confirmed flu cases for the week ending Saturday, a decrease from the previous week’s 185.

“We’re seeing record numbers of COVID-19 infections in our community right now, and you don't want to get the flu and COVID at the same time,” Dr. Cameron Kaiser, county deputy public health officer, said. “Get...

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