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State flu deaths up to 302, but new cases tapering off
Sacramento Business Journal

The number of flu deaths in California since the start of the season is up to 302, but the rate of new cases continues to drop. State health officials have confirmed a total of 24 new deaths since previous data was released Feb. 21. There were 35 that week and 41 the week before. The 302 confirmed deaths include six children. Two of the deaths were in El Dorado County. Another 25 occurred in Sacramento County, according to the California Department of Public Health. An additional 19 deaths are still under investigation.