Over 100 people have now died from flu this season

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However, the department's report also says overall cases of influenza-like illness decreased last week.

DPH Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino says there is still time to get a flu shot.

The majority (55%) of hospital admissions were due to the influenza B strain.

Of the 158 cases in P.A. and area this season, 30 led to hospitalization.

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Three people have died from the flu in Avery County.

Of all the zones in the province, the South Zone, which includes Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, has seen the fewest cases of the flu. If there is any good news, it's that it appears the peak has been reached and the number of cases is slowly declining.

He said that people might have family or friends who don't have the flu, but who have other respiratory illnesses, and there is an increase in cases of that this season.

The previous flu season saw only 1,900 cases between September and April. Type A virus was more prevalent in the early part of the season.

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