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.
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.
The second flu-related death of the season has been recorded in San Francisco, city health officials said Wednesday.
Bay Area County health officials are predicting that many people will try to get a flu shot in the days ahead, as news spreads about growing number of flu-related deaths.
Matthew “Matty” Walker of Santa Rosa thought he had pneumonia. It turns out it was much more serious: the H1N1 flu virus. Doctors tried to save him. But he never recovered. He died Wednesday at the age of 23.
Two more Bay Area counties reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Thursday — San Mateo County and Sonoma County.
A woman in Contra Costa County has died from the H1N1 influenza virus, a health official told KPIX 5 on Tuesday.
Health officials in Marin County report they are seeing an increase in the number of people contracting the swine flu virus which killed thousands of people worldwide in 2009.
Swine flu has been detected in elephant seals off the Central California coast.