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Deadly flu season winds down in California
Sacramento Bee

The latest weekly report from the California Department of Public Health paints a portrait of a flu season that’s wrapping up, with a total of 342 lab-confirmed influenza deaths of Californians under 65 years old.

Influenza activity in California is decreasing, state officials said, with the number of flu-related deaths dropping in the week ending March 15 from the previous week. Outpatient visits and hospitalizations have decreased, with less than five percent of clinical specimens testing positive for influenza.