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5 dead calgarians after falling ill with flu, almost 300 hospitals

Half a dozen Albertans have died after this year's flu virus contracting.

According to Alberta Health Services, 1,241 flu cases have been confirmed in the Calgary area up to November 29 – although it is likely that many more have dropped ill and did not visit. the doctor.

Those carrying the virus in Calgary account for more than half of the 1,985 confirmation cases confirmed by Alberta, and of the six Albertans who died after contracted with flu, five of them were from Calgary.

This alarming status occurs after 92 flu deaths in the province across last year and over 9,000 confirmed cases.

AHS will release confirmed cases tracking weekly data, locations, related deaths, and more in terms of spreading the virus. According to the fourth week of the data, released on 29 November, 293 people of Calgarians have been admitted to the hospital with flu.

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2018/2019 Alberta Influenza Season (Alberta Health Services)

The data shows that a similar number of people between Edmonton and Calgary have been immunized (342,429 in Edmonton, 413,152 in Calgary), however, more than four times the number of Calgarians has already contracted the flu this season.

Clinics have been administering the vaccine for over a month now for over 410,000 people of Calgarians, although this accounts for just over 33% of the total population.

Over the last few years, steady progress is placed in administered flu photos. Given that the 2018/2019 flu season is still in its early stages, almost a million shots already administered across Alberta have been a significant improvement over recent years.

Immunizations are available to all over the age of five, free of charge, in any AHS clinic, pharmacist or doctor.

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