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Flu season in Ohio continues to fade
Health officials say the the state has reached the peak of flu season
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Bill Cohen
 
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The Ohio Department of Health says the state is winning the battle against the flu. Although this was a tough flu season, the number of serious cases across the state continues to decline. Health Department spokeswoman Tessie Pollock talked about the latest numbers.

Pollock talks about the latest numbers of flu-related hospitalizations in Ohio

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“We have seen more flu activity as far as number of hospitalizations across the state this season. Since October, there’ve been about 3,914,and this time last year we'd only seen about 137 flu-associated hospitalizations. So last year was definitely a mild season compared to what we have seen this year.”

Pollock says there was a 55 percent decrease in the number of flu-related hospitalizations last week compared to the week before. She says flu activity in Ohio has reached its peak and the state can expect the number of flu-related cases continue to go down. 

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