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Montana continues to see sharp rise in flu cases, DPHHS says

Posted at 5:00 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-10 21:27:36-05

The state continues to see a sharp rise in influenza cases, according to officials with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The state saw 728 new cases last week, up from just under 500 from the previous reporting period.

Since the start of the flu season, there have been more than 2,200 confirmed cases, 124 hospitalizations, and three deaths— including one child— resulting from influenza.

Five counties, including Cascade County, have seen more than 200 confirmed cases.