NEW DETAILS: Ohio flu hospitalizations soar above 10,000

Flu-related hospitalizations in Ohio have topped 10,000 this season. CONTRIBUTED

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Flu-related hospitalizations in Ohio have topped 10,000 this season. CONTRIBUTED

More than 10,000 Ohioans have now landed in the hospital because of the flu this season, according to Ohio Department of Health (ODH) data released Friday.

Also, the number of people reporting flu-like-illnesses to doctors continues to rise, trending up three weeks in a row and climbing more than 18 percent during the reporting week.

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One bit of good news: the rate of hospitalizations declined for the fourth week in a row ending Feb. 10, according to ODH.

Statewide, 10,785 people have been hospitalized for the flu this season.

In Montgomery County, 715 people have been admitted to hospitals for flu-associated illnesses; 373 in Butler County; 232 in Clark County; 188 in Greene County; 78 in Miami County; and 183 in Warren County.

Three children have died from the flu in the state this season, according to ODH.

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