Colorado

Jan 6, 2010 11:09 AM by Associated Press

Swine flu quiet in Colorado; no new deaths

The flu remains at a low ebb in Colorado, with only 14 new hospitalizations and no deaths reported last week.

State health reports released Wednesday show that so far this season, about 2,000 people have been hospitalized for flu and 59 people have died. Monitoring started on Aug. 30.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says virtually all the influenza cases in the state so far have been swine flu or the H1N1 virus.

The seasonal flu usually doesn't appear in Colorado until late January. Flu cases have been declining in Colorado since the week of Oct. 11, when nearly 360 new hospitalizations were reported.

Health officials say the number of new cases cropping up last week could rise if any late reports come in.

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