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1,300 Americans Have Died From Flu In 2019Wochit Postables
More than 4,000 new cases of influenza were confirmed across the country this week. The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 2.6 million cases of the flu. More than 23,000 people have been hospitalized and 1,300 have lost their lives to the illness. At least ten children are among those who have died, as numbers of laboratory-confirmed cases continue to rise. The CDC reported that 11.3% of all clinical laboratory tests for the virus during the week ending Saturday were positive. Noting that the infection rate is up from 10.2% the previous week. The CDC noted that 99% of influenza viruses are susceptible to the four FDA-approved influenza antiviral medications.