Flu deaths climb to 8 in Snohomish County

January 13, 2017 | By | Reply More

Lab-confirmed flu deaths climb to 8 in Snohomish County

New online resources as increased influenza symptoms and hospitalizations continue

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – With several months still to go, updated reports show that Snohomish County is on pace to set a record in the total number of hospitalizations this flu season.

In addition to continued increases in hospitalization numbers, three more deaths were reported:

  • A man in his early-70s from Everett with underlying health conditions
  • A woman in her early-90s from Mountlake Terrace with underlying health conditions
  • A man in his late-60s from Everett with underlying health conditions

In response to the surge in flu and flu-like symptoms, the Snohomish Health District has developed new resources for the community at www.snohd.org/flu.

Highlights of the flu information include:

As a reminder, residents are encouraged to follow four simple rules:

  • wash hands,
  • cover coughs,
  • stay home if sick, and
  • get vaccinated.

 

Category: Flu/Influenza

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