Oct 28, 2009 5:17 PM by Bea Karnes
The number of H1N1 Swine Flu deaths has grown to 25 in Colorado, seven of them children. More than 1300 people have been hospitalized with swine flu.
While there's encouraging news coming from the Colorado Department of Helath--the state agency reports that cases of H1N1 Swine Flu in the Denver-Boulder areas peaked the week of Oct. 10, the El Paso County Healthy Department is not painting a rosy picture.
"We've seen 111 flu-associated hospitalizations from Aug. 30 to Oct. 27, which exceeds the total from the previous flu season, which was 99 hospitalizations (Oct. 2008 to April 2009)," said Dr. Bernadette Albanese, medical director of El Paso County Department of Health and Environment.
"We need to follow this trend carefully to see which direction it will go. It is very likely we will still continue to see large numbers of flu illness over the coming weeks. What is unclear at this point is what is going to happen when seasonal flu comes."