- Associated Press - Monday, February 26, 2018

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware has confirmed its highest number of recorded flu cases this season.

The News Journal reports the state has racked up nearly 5,760 cases, a jump from last year’s record-breaking 4,590. Delaware began keeping flu records 14 years ago.

So far, 19 Delawareans have died from the flu this season. The outlet reports this season is especially bad as both influenza A and B are circulating at the same time, which is unusual.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the season is peaking nationally, but Division of Public Health spokeswoman Andrea Wojcik says it’s unclear when it will peak in Delaware. Wojcik says if the state starts to see a decline in confirmed cases, it may just be from a lack of testing.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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