Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:16 PM by Lindsey Gordon - MTN News
The latest flu numbers for Montana coming from the Department of Public Health & Human Services were released on Friday afternoon.
These numbers are reported as recent as January 12, 2013.
The DPHHS defines the influenza activity across the state as "Widespread."
The counties with the largest number of reported confirmed and suspected cases are as follows:
- Yellowstone: 569
- Silver Bow: 328
- Lewis & Clark: 306
- Flathead: 248
- Gallatin: 238
- Cascade 148
With the most recent numbers, the state has seen 126 hospitalizations for influenza.
Six deaths have been attributed to the flu in Montana this season; all but one was a person over the age of 65.
To see more state-wide statistics and numbers by county, click here (PDF).