Nearly 80 flu deaths in Georgia reported this year

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Flu activity is currently widespread in most of the U.S.

So far a total of 79 influenza-related deaths have been confirmed in Georgia, that’s according to The Georgia Department of Health. Those numbers have tripled since last month.

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Health experts at Coliseum Medical Centers say they’ve seen changes in their facility that indicates fewer people are getting sick right here in middle Georgia.

Brandi Jones, Director of Infection Prevention at Coliseum Medical Centers says, “We are starting to see a decline in our positive flu swabs at Coliseum although the state still remains high activity for flu but I can say over the past few weeks we are now about half of what we’ve been seeing in January.”

Health professionals also say if you’re sick stay home until your symptoms are completely gone to avoid spreading them in the workplace or school.