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Lab-Confirmed Flu Deaths Climb to 8 in Snohomish County

New online resources as increased influenza symptoms and hospitalizations continue

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – With several months still to go, updated reports show that Snohomish County is on pace to set a record in the total number of hospitalizations this flu season. In addition to continued increases in hospitalization numbers, three more deaths were reported:

  • A man in his early-70s from Everett with underlying health conditions
  • A woman in her early-90s from Mountlake Terrace with underlying health conditions
  • A man in his late-60s from Everett with underlying health conditions

In response to the surge in flu and flu-like symptoms, the Snohomish Health District has developed new resources for the community at www.snohd.org/flu. Highlights of the information include:

As a reminder, residents are encouraged to follow four simple rules: wash hands, cover coughs, stay home if sick, and get vaccinated.

The Snohomish Health District works for a safer and healthier community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. To read more about the District and for important health information, visit www.snohd.org.
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