Gov. Hochul: Flu cases spiking rapidly across the state

According to officials, cases were up 25% in the past week, and two pediatric flu deaths have been reported.

News 12 Staff

Dec 7, 2023, 11:07 AM

Updated 219 days ago

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Officials have issued a warning about flu cases across the state.
According to health officials, cases have spiked rapidly and Gov. Kathy Hochul says we have broken into a new level of concern.
“The amount of cases here in New York is now prevalent. That's a new category here in New York. We're up 25% in the past week. Hospitalizations are up thirty percent."
Gov. Hochul says there have also been two pediatric flu deaths.
The state Department of Health announced a new declaration – requiring health care workers who are not vaccinated against the flu to wear a mask in facilities like hospitals and nursing homes.  


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