Iowa flu deaths rise again

Double-digit increase for second week in a row.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 8:02 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa – The number of flu-related deaths in Iowa has jumped again.

The weekly report from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the State Hygienic Laboratory says the death total for influenza-related reasons stood at 77 as of January 27. It increased to 97 as of February 3 and has now jumped again to 126 deaths as of February 10.

There are no reported child deaths related to the flu in Iowa so far this season.

Sentinel hospitals who voluntarily report to the state say they’ve admitted 1171 people for flu-related problems as of February 10 as well, with a total of 125 hospitalizations in the most recent week.

There were two more outbreaks of influenza reported in central Iowa, bringing the overall total to 68, and 63 schools around the state reported at least 10 percent of their students were absent due to illness.

For Minnesota’s most recent flu numbers, click here.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 64°
Albert Lea
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 61°
Austin
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 66°
Charles City
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Rochester
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
Tracking the return of summer
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

ART4TRAILS REVEAL NEW SCULPTURES

Image

SKYWAY ORDIANCE

Image

Rochester shooting sends man to hospital

Image

Mason City scores four runs in the 9th, stuns Newman Catholic

${article.thumbnail.title}

Storm Team 3: Heat and humidity in this week

Image

Sara's Forecast

Image

Former Austin Bruins goalie drafted in the NHL

Image

Softball highlights from Saturday

${article.thumbnail.title}

StormTeam 3: Tonight's Severe Chances

Image

Remembering World War II

Community Events