Record flu hospitalizations for Colorado this season
Flu season is hitting Colorado hard this winter, with hospitalizations hitting record peaks. The health department reports more than 2,700 hospitalizations from 57 counties.
That’s nearly 600 more than during a pandemic five years ago. It’s also the most since hospitalizations became a reportable condition a decade ago.
In addition, three children have died from the flu this season. But seniors represent the largest share of hospitalizations at 62 percent.
More than a hundred long-term care facilities have reported flu outbreaks. That’s the highest number in a decade.
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