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.READ MORE: Wildfire Sparks In Ptarmigan Wilderness Above Town Of Silverthorne
Colorado also set a record for the number of influenza-related outbreaks with 155. Outbreaks are defined as clusters of flu cases.READ MORE: Hector Frias-Chavarria Sentenced For Drunken & Deadly Road Rage Crash
There is still only one pediatric death reported. The state only tracks flu deaths of children.
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.MORE NEWS: High COVID Plateau In Colorado Somewhat Dependent On Vaccines For Children