Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that over the past week, cases of influenza in New York State rose by 72 percent, and new cases of influenza were reported in 58 out of 62 counties. In addition, the number of patients hospitalized with laboratory- confirmed influenza was 363, a 41 percent increase from last week. The Governor also urged all New Yorkers six months of age and over who have not yet received a flu shot to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
“With an increase in flu cases in every corner of this state, I want to remind New Yorkers who have not been vaccinated against the flu that it is not too late to take this critical action,” Governor Cuomo said. “Flu season is in full-swing, and as the number of cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones.”
Seneca and Yates counties are two of only four counties in the state were no cases of the flu have been reported.