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Flu season ramping up across the state

Hospitalizations beginning to increase
Posted at 6:01 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 14:51:40-05

EL PASO COUNTY — Flu cases are starting to increase across the state with more activity being reported in counties across Colorado, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sixty-one people have been hospitalized statewide since the start of flu season, a majority of those are in the Denver-metro area.

In El Paso County, five people have been hospitalized with the flu, but no one has been hospitalized in Pueblo.

There have been no pediatric deaths, which is also closely tracked by the CDC.

California, Louisiana and Maryland are the only states to report widespread flu activity in the country.

Doctors say it's still not too late to get a flu shot. They recommend it for everyone especially those with fragile immune systems, such as young children and the elderly.