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Data: Influenza in Whatcom County continues at high levels, 3 confirmed deaths

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with the Whatcom County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health are reporting a continuation of an earlier than normal significant increase in cases of influenza (flu) and influenza-related illness.

Data is from Family Care Network’s Point of Care Testing, PeaceHealth Medical Group Pediatric Clinic’s Point of Care Testing, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Lab, Sea Mar’s Point of Care Testing in Whatcom County, and Unity Care NW’s Point of Care Testing combined. Data provided by Whatcom County Health Department.

There have been 3 lab-confirmed influenza death and 3 influenza-like illness outbreaks in a long-term care facility in Whatcom County and 93 deaths and 92 outbreaks in Washington state this season as of December 24th.

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