DENVER (CBS4) – It’s official — this flu season is a record for Colorado.

As of last week, influenza has sent 3,550 people to the hospital in the state. That’s the highest number of flu hospitalizations in a single season for Colorado.

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(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Colorado also set a record for the number of influenza-related outbreaks with 155. Outbreaks are defined as clusters of flu cases.

There is still only one pediatric death reported. The state only tracks flu deaths of children.

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A map from the Centers for Disease Control shows Colorado’s rating as high for number of flu cases. (credit: CDC)

The highest number of hospitalizations for the flu in Colorado this winter was around the New Year’s holiday. They have been decreasing in the weeks since then.

LINK: CDC.gov 2017-2018 Latest Influenza Season Report

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