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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.

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New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1193453

Reported Deaths: 40435
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1494607757
Kings1463837970
Suffolk1204162524
Nassau1081262508
Bronx1001685237
Westchester808691763
New York717083416
Erie494781333
Richmond427231359
Monroe42077730
Rockland30770805
Orange27472642
Onondaga26152511
Oneida15776326
Dutchess15489286
Albany15230245
Niagara11248229
Broome10457245
Saratoga844769
Schenectady8020114
Ulster7181179
Rensselaer6275100
Putnam606770
Chemung5359107
Chautauqua509146
Oswego455262
Ontario444576
Steuben4380130
Cayuga410363
Sullivan365448
Genesee345990
Wayne344850
Herkimer330345
St. Lawrence322855
Cattaraugus319959
Madison294274
Jefferson284119
Cortland253352
Livingston251034
Tompkins248422
Allegany225775
Columbia220366
Tioga210254
Montgomery198670
Wyoming193940
Clinton190013
Greene187347
Warren184635
Fulton184447
Orleans179865
Chenango161237
Otsego152221
Lewis134021
Washington133220
Seneca110444
Franklin10069
Delaware95116
Essex90016
Schoharie8185
Yates74516
Schuyler67410
Hamilton1431
Unassigned3595
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