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Health district reports low numbers of confirmed flu cases in Las Vegas

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 13:38:15-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Flu season has arrived and the COVID-19 pandemic is still seeing a rise in cases throughout the U.S.

There appears to be a positive sign from all of the social distancing, hand washing, and wearing of face coverings.

The CDC says cases of flu are "lower than usual" for this time of year.

Locally the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) started tracking the 2020-21 influenza season on Sept. 27.

SNHD reports the week of Dec. 12 five hospitalized cases (an increase of one case from the previous week) and 0 deaths associated with influenza had been reported for Clark County.

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In comparison, the SNHD's report from the same time last year shows at that time there had been 463 flu-related hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

According to the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network, the Influence-Like Illness (ILI) activity level in the state of Nevada is currently minimal.

You can view the weekly SNHD flu updates on its website SNHD.org.

SNHD does warn that "ILI surveillance may be impacted by COVID-19 pandemic and should be interpreted with caution."