California health officials said the recent numbers show an overall statewide decline in the number of deaths this season, and that the number of hospitalizations are tapering back to normal levels.
Two more flu deaths were recorded in Santa Cruz County this week, county health officials said Thursday.
The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of any Bay Area county, public health officials reported Friday.
Two more flu-related deaths were recorded in Santa Clara County on Friday as state Department of Public Health officials confirmed there have been 50 more influenza deaths throughout the state as of last week.
Six more flu-related deaths have been recorded in San Mateo, San Francisco, Sonoma and Contra Costa counties, health officials said Wednesday.
The second flu-related death of the season has been recorded in San Francisco, city health officials said Wednesday.
As flu season continues this winter, Santa Clara County reported two more flu-related deaths Friday, bringing the Bay Area total to 23.
More flu deaths were reported throughout the Bay Area Tuesday, with 18 residents fatally contracting the virus so far this winter season, according to health officials.
The number of flu-related deaths in the Bay Area increased again on Monday, with four more deaths reported, according to health officials.
This season’s H1N1 influenza strain is challenging and is affecting young adults and children, said Dr. Gil Chavez, the state’s epidemiologist and deputy director of its Center for Infectious Diseases.