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Flu levels drop to moderate


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 04, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The number of influenza cases in the local area has dropped to a moderate level.

For week 12 of flu season, which ended March 23, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator was 7. The highest ILI rating is a 10.

According to Hayla Folden, public information officer for District 4, Georgia Department of Public Health, there have been 29 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 1,423 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight-county metro Atlanta area so far in this year’s influenza season.

That total includes four deaths and 31 reported hospitalizations during Week 12.