• shop local

  • 4 local news 1

  • 1a close delay

  • 3 listen live

Flu

Health officials say New York is witnessing the worst influenza season in four years.

According to the latest updates from the Department of Health, 17,231 confirmed flu cases have added up to this point of the season, surpassing the winter of 2017-2018, which had 15,740 cases at this time.

By this time last year, the numbers were nearly 10,000 fewer.

During the winter of 2016-2017, flu cases peaked only at 6,076.

Here locally, Oneida County has the most accumulated flu cases this season with 1,695, while Jefferson County has 652, Herkimer County reporting 504 and Lewis County recording 96. 

Pin It

All news stories that air on The Moose/The Blizzard come from 1st-hand reporting, press releases, & other media outlets only. All press releases that come from law enforcement agencies & fire departments are aired with no exceptions. All names & ages of subjects in police reports are aired if they are released from the police agency. If is at all possible, the names of victims are not aired. The Moose/The Blizzard reserves the right not to air suicide or mental health stories, depending on the circumstances. Should you believe there is an error in the report, contact the police agency involved & if there is indeed an error, a correction will be aired. All statements made during interview segments are the beliefs & opinions of the interview subject & do not reflect the opinions of the radio stations.