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Flu season shows no sign of slowing down

The flu season shows no sign of slowing down, and parts of the country may even be experiencing a second wave of the flu.

Posted: Feb 9, 2018 6:08 PM

More than a thousand cases of the flu have been reported in Oneida County. The flu season shows no sign of slowing down, and parts of the country may even be experiencing a second wave of the flu.

In Oneida County there have been 1,242 reported cases of the flu, with 387 of those occurring just in the last week alone.

In Herkimer County there have been 302 reported cases, and Otsego County has had 228 cases.

There’s heightened focus on the likeliest of germ spreaders: kids. Schools are scrubbing and sanitizing in a nationwide effort to stop the spread of the virus.

So far, 63 children have died from the flu this season. Pediatricians say they’ve been inundated with panicked moms and dads who are concerned their sick child might have the flu.

"Anybody who gets a fever, cough, cold, sneezing, anything, they're all coming in,” said pediatrician Dr. Shilpa Patel. “And that's fine because you know, a lot of times, I just say to the parents, ‘Look, if you're worried, just bring them in, let me listen to the hearts and lungs and make sure there's no super infection.’”

About half of the children who have needed to be hospitalized from the flu had been healthy previously.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 366733

Reported Deaths: 29529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City20105121415
Nassau401402114
Suffolk393591871
Westchester332931357
Rockland13076626
Orange10325443
Erie5886504
Dutchess3867138
Monroe2824198
Onondaga2054127
Albany181476
Ulster165874
Sullivan135130
Putnam123658
Niagara98463
Oneida95946
Schenectady67629
Broome54544
Rensselaer46928
Saratoga46811
Columbia38032
Madison31010
Warren25326
Steuben24141
Greene23618
Washington23113
Orleans21233
St. Lawrence2012
Ontario2019
Fulton20018
Genesee1974
Tompkins1560
Chemung1361
Tioga12621
Chenango1260
Livingston1187
Wayne1123
Oswego1073
Herkimer1063
Clinton954
Cattaraugus850
Cayuga841
Montgomery824
Wyoming825
Chautauqua814
Delaware784
Jefferson720
Otsego705
Seneca560
Schoharie490
Allegany450
Yates396
Cortland390
Essex360
Lewis200
Franklin200
Schuyler110
Hamilton50
Unassigned00
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