Health Officials Investigate More Than 50 Flu-Related Deaths in Alabama
Last month, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state public health emergency due to the flu outbreak.
Mobile only has one reported flu-related death to the ADPH.
The hospitalization rate has risen to 41.9 people per 100,000, according to data from the Center for Disease Control. That’s up from fewer than 37 from the week before.
Seven more deaths of children were reported in the U.S. this week, the CDC said. In total, 37 pediatric deaths have happened during the flu season, including Zainab Momin, a third grade girl who attended Pike Road Elementary School in Montgomery.
Last month, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state public health emergency due to the flu outbreak. It caused one Birmingham-area school, Briarwood Christian School, to close due to a large number of students and teachers with the flu.