(Albany, NY) -- With flu cases skyrocketing across the state, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it is now an epidemic, saying there are eleven-thousand-600 cases of confirmed influenza cases in the state, with more than 22-hundred residents hospitalized. That is the highest weekly number in both categories since reporting began in 2004.
Authorities are concerned because there have been 25 pediatric flu deaths in New York state over the past four years. Both Dutchess and Ulster counties are reporting widespread flu activity.
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