Source: http://www.denverite.com/79-hospital...-season-24943/

79 hospitalized for the flu in Colorado this season
Chloe Aiello
Posted on December 14, 20162:38 pm Categories Denver news

Hello, dear readers, it?s that time of the [two] weeks again, where we casually remind you of your mortality this winter season with a flu update.

The flu is taking off more quickly in Colorado this season than last.

Since Oct. 2, there have been 79 total flu related hospitalizations in Colorado, including 14 in Denver County. Colorado is reporting more hospitalizations from the flu this year than last year at this time.

Last year, there were less than five reported cases of flu-related hospitalizations per week in the weeks leading up to Dec. 5, 2015. It took until Jan. 1 for hospitalizations per week to surpass 20?which is about where we?ve been for the past two weeks...