Flu cases drop 40%, season coming to an end


The flu season is coming to an end in Delaware. Yesterday, the Division of Public Health announcing the first drop in weekly flu cases in several weeks. For the week ending February 24 there were about 900 lab-confirmed flu cases, a 40% drop in the number of cases from the week before. However, the DPH also announcing 5 more flu related deaths, bringing the total to 28, tying the highest death total on record from influenza. DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay says while the season might have peaked, the flu will still circulate throughout Delaware for weeks to come, and says anyone that become sick should stay home from work or school until symptoms have passed for 24-hours.