TWIN FALLS — It’s no secret it’s a severe flu season in Idaho and nationwide.
Here are the most recent statistics, from the week of Jan. 21-27:
51: Number of flu-related deaths in Idaho this season
49: Were among people older than 50
5: Were among south-central Idaho residents, all of whom were older than 50
29: Deaths within the area served by the Panhandle Health District in northern Idaho — more than half the total number statewide.
2.94: Percentage of outpatient visits in Idaho for influenza-like illnesses
7.2: Percentage of emergency room visits in Idaho for influenza-like illnesses