DHEC: nine flu-related deaths documented in South Carolina this week – WIS10

By WIS Information 10 Team | January 8, 2020 at 10: 23 PM EST – Current January nine at seven: 17 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – In accordance to the South Carolina Division of Health and Environmental Management, there have been 9 flu-relevant deaths claimed in South Carolina this 7 days.

Officials mentioned flu-like exercise was considered as high this week with 280 lab-verified circumstances of the flu. Relationship again to the commence of flu time, there have been one,456 lab-confirmed tests that have been described to DHEC.

Of the 9 fatalities that were being noted this 7 days, four of those folks have been ages 65 and older. Officers also pointed out two of the 9 deaths described happened in preceding weeks.

This 7 days, there have also been 251 flu-related hospitalizations in the point out.

Despite the quantity of lab-verified instances of the flu that ended up recorded in South Carolina, officials with DHEC stated there was an total lessen in flu action throughout the point out. According to the report released, this is the eighth straight 7 days of popular action involving influenza.

Since flu season began on September 29, 2019, there have been 26 flu-linked fatalities in South Carolina.

5 of all those 26 have taken position in the Midlands.

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