State reports continuing drop in Ohio flu hospitalizations

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations continues to fall after what has been an unusually bad season.

Numbers released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health showed 213 flu-related hospitalizations from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31, down sharply 400 hospitalizations from a week earlier.

The new numbers bring the season's total hospitalizations to 7,412. The state doesn't report adult flu deaths but has recorded the deaths of five children. Individual county health departments have reported several adult deaths, including more than 30 in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said this season's vaccine may not protect as well against the dominant flu strain.

Health officials say getting the vaccine is still important, especially for the chronically ill, the elderly and pregnant women.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast