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Flu and COVID cases show a sharp drop after holiday surge

A sharp drop in Flu and Covid cases following a holiday surge. As reported by the CDC, COVID-19 hospitalizations declined week to week by 13%. For flu, the percentage of people going to the doctor with flu-like symptoms fell to 6.3 percent during the most recent reported week.

The number of flu-related deaths in Georgia since the start of the season has reached 21 and includes three children, according to the latest report from DPH. Death reports can lag for weeks and the number of deaths can be updated and increased throughout the season. Georgia is still in a “high category” for flu activity according to the latest figures from the CDC.