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Influenza activity remains high in Douglas County

Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 18:39:26-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A total of 269 confirmed cases of influenza were reported in Douglas County last week--32 less than the week before.

While Douglas County is experiencing a slight decrease in cases, activity remains high here and in most of the country.

According to a weekly report from the Douglas County Heath Department of Epidemiology, one additional adult death has been confirmed due to influenza. Eleven outbreaks in long-term care facilities have been reported.

The percentage of ER visits involving an influenza-like illness and children absent from school due to illness remains high; however, the percentage of outpatient visits were lower.

There have been 2,851 confirmed cases of influenza reported in Douglas County since September 30, 2018.