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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.

Cases: 1636040

Reported Deaths: 47498
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2096418743
Kings2086299078
Suffolk1616323067
Nassau1474722907
Bronx1429355853
Westchester1070752091
New York1026433888
Erie649631598
Richmond566491574
Monroe52371986
Rockland38416887
Orange36747720
Onondaga32312628
Dutchess22190408
Albany20758331
Oneida19672475
Niagara15240311
Broome14735336
Saratoga11889145
Schenectady10790177
Ulster9981228
Rensselaer8965131
Putnam830786
Chautauqua7288122
Chemung6428130
Oswego598389
Ontario576488
Steuben5496137
St. Lawrence548184
Cayuga535388
Jefferson476463
Sullivan473059
Herkimer4545107
Wayne445164
Genesee4395118
Cattaraugus438776
Madison383385
Clinton355826
Livingston353156
Tompkins344142
Columbia337595
Fulton330783
Montgomery3168106
Cortland314860
Allegany289281
Warren282955
Wyoming280449
Tioga279956
Greene263171
Orleans244481
Chenango242769
Otsego233143
Washington232652
Lewis206030
Franklin205612
Seneca160153
Delaware149833
Essex133626
Schoharie119012
Yates101426
Schuyler86212
Hamilton2822
Unassigned220117
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