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Health Department: 54K more flu cases in NY than this time last year

The number of flu cases in New York state has increased by more than 30,000 from this time last year, according to the Department of Health.

Posted: Feb 12, 2020 3:23 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2020 4:29 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The number of flu cases in New York state has increased by more than 54,000 from this time last year, according to the Department of Health.

As of Feb. 1, there were 89,597 confirmed cases of the flu in the state.

There are about 4,800 cases in upstate New York -- the most located in the Utica-Rome area.

The following is a breakdown of confirmed flu cases so far this season:

• Utica/Rome/North Country: 1,374 flu cases
• Western New York: 1,033 flu cases
• Finger Lakes: 913 flu cases
• Central New York: 779 flu cases
• Central New York’s Southern Tier: 745 flu cases

Health official advise people to get the flu shot, and take precautions like washing hands with soap and water and covering coughs and sneezes to avoid spreading germs.

To follow the Health Department's Flu Tracker online, click here.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 416298

Reported Deaths: 32710
CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City22572323541
Suffolk433451997
Nassau433222194
Westchester359981446
Rockland13882674
Orange11093489
Erie8572669
Monroe4768277
Dutchess4520153
Onondaga3485200
Albany2521126
Oneida2087112
Ulster202891
Sullivan148348
Niagara144698
Putnam142863
Broome105464
Schenectady103537
Rensselaer73630
Saratoga73217
Columbia52237
Madison40017
Ontario34934
Warren30033
Orleans29554
Steuben29242
Greene28918
Fulton28324
Genesee2725
St. Lawrence2624
Washington25514
Oswego2463
Wayne2463
Herkimer2414
Chautauqua2329
Tompkins2300
Chenango2116
Tioga18925
Livingston1678
Chemung1633
Cattaraugus1596
Montgomery1574
Cayuga1482
Jefferson1340
Clinton1274
Otsego1125
Wyoming1125
Delaware1034
Cortland920
Seneca863
Allegany741
Schoharie680
Essex550
Yates557
Franklin500
Lewis350
Schuyler220
Hamilton70
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