Flu numbers decline in Onondaga County

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FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, lab technologist Sharda Modi tests a patient’s swab for a flu infection at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the flu season may finally be leveling off. […]

Recent statistics from the Onondaga County Health Department show that the flu season may be winding down.

The 2017-18 flu season has been particularly rough – with many areas seeing higher than average flu activity.

The most recent numbers show that Onondaga County had 89 cases in the week ending March 4 – down from 158 the week before.

The new total marks the lowest since December.

The decline follows a national trend – with the Centers of for Disease Control and Prevention noting fewer cases in recent weeks.

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