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Georgia flu levels drop to moderate

Flu decreases across Georgia


The number of influenza cases in Georgia has dropped to a moderate level.

For week 12 of flu season, which ended March 23, the Influenza-like illness (ILI) intensity indicator was 7. The highest ILI rating is a 10.

According to Hayla Folden, public information officer for Georgia Department of Public Health, there have been 29 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia and 1,423 influenza-associated hospitalizations in the eight-county metro Atlanta area so far in this year’s influenza season.

That total includes four deaths and 31 reported hospitalizations during Week 12.

This is good news after the CDC report Jan. 16, 2019, “Georgia has the highest level of flu activity in the United States.”