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  • South Carolina Influenza 2019-20; 76 fatalities, 1 pediatric

    State Flu Page: https://www.scdhec.gov/health/flu/fl...a-reports-maps

    DHEC: South Carolina's 1st flu death of the season was from the Upstate
    Dal KalsiUpdated 3 hrs ago | Posted on Oct 31, 2019 0

    COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said Thursday that the first flu-associated death of the season had been confirmed in the state.

    "Sadly, an individual from the Upstate region has died from complications due to the flu, our first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death of the season,” said Linda Bell, M.D., State Epidemiologist and DHEC’s Director of the Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, in a news release.
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    https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/dhe...9c3c7e2e4.html
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    Third SC flu death confirmed in the Upstate
    Zoe Nicholson, The Greenville NewsPublished 10:03 a.m. ET Nov. 29, 2019 | Updated 10:45 a.m. ET Nov. 29, 2019


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    The second and third confirmed flu deaths of the season occurred this week, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

    All three of the flu-related deaths were in the Upstate.
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    https://www.greenvilleonline.com/sto...19/4330590002/
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      Fourth flu-related death reported in SC as officials track strong start to the season
      BY CHARLES DUNCAN
      DECEMBER 05, 2019 08:54 AM

      Get vaccinated for the flu, expert recommends

      Get your flu shot now, especially if you're healthy. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection control at Harborview Medical Center, explains the idea of "herd immunity." BY UW MEDICINE
      The flu season is off to a strong start in South Carolina, with public health officials reporting the highest number of cases for this time of year in at least five years.

      The latest influenza report from the Department of Health and Environmental Control shows cases of the virus increasing around the state. A fourth flu-related death was reported during the last week of November.
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      https://www.thestate.com/news/state/...238065304.html
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        8th person dies of the flu in South Carolina
        DHEC says there's widespread flu activity here in Midlands and in the Upstate.
        Author: WLTX
        Published: 6:10 PM EST December 12, 2019
        Updated: 6:15 PM EST December 12, 2019
        COLUMBIA, S.C. — State health officials say another person has died from the flu in South Carolina for the current season.

        The latest information from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) show a person over the age of 65 died between December 1 and December 7. Due to privacy rules, health officials could not release more information about how the person died.
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          Flu continues ‘widespread activity’ across South Carolina, 10 deaths reported
          BY CHARLES DUNCAN
          DECEMBER 19, 2019 09:36 AM
          BY DAVID CARACCIO
          Cases of the flu are increasing across South Carolina faster than the state has seen in recent years for this early in the season, public health officials said.

          The state reported the 10th flu-related death of the year in the most recent report on the virus from the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
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          https://www.thestate.com/news/state/...238538393.html
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            Another flu death reported in S.C. as flu activity increases in the Midlands

            By Laurel Mallory | December 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST - Updated December 27 at 5:00 PM
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            In the latest report, DHEC said 96 people were hospitalized due to the flu.

            During this flu season, 11 people have died in the state. Most of them have been 65 or older, but the most recent death was a person between 18 and 49.
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            https://www.wistv.com/2019/12/27/ano...ases-midlands/
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