Ohio Hospitals See Highest Flu Hospitalizations Of Season

The Ohio Department of Health says last week saw the highest number of flu hospitalizations of the season.

The department says 832 people were hospitalized for symptoms related to the illness between January 26th and February 1st.

That’s an increase of 36-percent over the previous week.

In Northeast Ohio an 11-year-old girl died from the flu earlier this week, while officials say two adults were also recently killed by the illness.

Health officials are urging anyone who hasn’t received their flu shot yet to get one as soon as possible.