Allegheny Co. Health Department: Number Of Flu Cases Rises To 2,300

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Health Department says 2,300 flu cases have now been reported.

The number of cases in Allegheny County is by far the largest in the state.

Here are the reported cases in surrounding counties as of Tuesday:

  • Armstrong – 147
  • Beaver – 254
  • Butler – 667
  • Clarion – 87
  • Fayette – 591
  • Indiana – 109
  • Venango – 110
  • Washington – 932 (Third highest total in Pennsylvania)
  • Westmoreland – 842

In Allegheny County, 362 people have been hospitalized so far as a result of this year’s (2014-15) flu.  In 2013-14, there were 2,846 cases and 295 hospitalizations for the entire season.

At least two deaths have been tied to influenza.

The Centers for Disease Control says 43 states, including Pennsylvania, are facing high or widespread flu activity.

The Health Department is recommending high-dose flu vaccines for patients over the age of 65.

The government says the…

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