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Number of confirmed flu cases drops again in NYS

State health officials say the number of confirmed influenza cases across New York has decreased for the second consecutive week.

Posted: Mar 9, 2018 10:00 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State health officials say the number of confirmed influenza cases across New York has decreased for the second consecutive week.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that about 6,400 laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu were reported to the state Department of Health last week, about half the number reported the previous week.

The Democrat says the number of flu-stricken people requiring hospitalization dropped for the fourth straight week to just around 1,070.

Since the flu was declared prevalent in New York state in December, nearly 108,000 confirmed cases of the flu have been reported, with more than 19,300 hospitalizations.

Although the number of confirmed flu cases is declining, health officials say New Yorkers should still take appropriate steps to stop the spread of the virus.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 454760

Reported Deaths: 33125
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Queens721427247
Kings680957323
Bronx528724946
Nassau465762201
Suffolk463452011
Westchester380511454
New York333353176
Richmond158671086
Rockland15100675
Orange12014498
Erie11308693
Monroe6002289
Dutchess5115156
Onondaga4342205
Albany3082134
Oneida2407123
Ulster225695
Niagara1773101
Putnam159763
Sullivan158348
Broome155082
Schenectady139948
Saratoga103617
Rensselaer90842
Columbia59137
Chautauqua5689
Madison49317
Oswego4833
Ontario47135
Chemung4403
Tompkins4090
Steuben40442
Warren37733
Otsego3385
Fulton33424
Herkimer33410
Orleans33254
Greene32318
St. Lawrence3224
Genesee3195
Wayne3165
Washington29614
Cattaraugus2596
Chenango2497
Tioga23425
Montgomery2324
Cayuga2112
Livingston2078
Cortland1710
Essex1670
Jefferson1670
Clinton1595
Wyoming1365
Delaware1334
Allegany1061
Seneca1063
Schoharie840
Franklin660
Yates627
Lewis500
Schuyler410
Hamilton150
Unassigned017
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