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Person dies from influenza in El Dorado County for first time since 2020

For the first time since February 2020, an El Dorado County resident has died due to catching the flu, according to county health officials. El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said that people need to be mindful of the threat that seasonal influenza provides, just like with COVID-19. “Besides COVID-19, cases of other respiratory illnesses are occurring in much greater numbers this fall than we’ve seen in several years,” Williams said in a release. “Continued vigilance to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses in our communities remains important for everyone.” The county did not disclose details on the person who died. California health officials say that there is a high activity of flu statewide. They characterized Northern California levels as moderate, as of the latest weekly report covering conditions two weeks ago. “Get your vaccine. Do what you got to do to take care of yourself and those your care about. It’s nothing to play with. It could take you out just as easy as COVID,” said Iveda Willams, whose husband is still recovering from the flu. For others learning of the first flu death in El Dorado County isn’t very shocking.”Every county’s got a death. If it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go,” said one El Dorado County resident.Dr . Williams also said that relaxed COVID prevention measures such as social distancing and the regular use of masks have had an effect on the spread of the flu. | Video Below | California hits high influenza category, first on the West Coast, CDC says”We recommend that everyone be vaccinated against the flu annually. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this fall, now is a great time to do that, along with keeping up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations,” said El Dorado County Immunization Coordinator Carole Hodge-Little. Those most at risk for complications from the flu include those who are under age 5 or over 65, pregnant or who have chronic health conditions , the county said. There were 36 flu deaths statewide, as of Oct. 2.| Video Below | ‘Everybody is getting it’: Northern California flu hospitalizations spike across region

For the first time since February 2020, an El Dorado County resident has died due to catching the flu, according to county health officials.

El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said that people need to be mindful of the threat that seasonal influenza provides, just like with COVID-19.

“Besides COVID-19, cases of other respiratory illnesses are occurring in much greater numbers this fall than we’ve seen in several years,” Williams said in a release. “Continued vigilance to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses in our communities remains important for everyone.”

The county did not disclose details on the person who died.

California health officials say that there is a high activity of flu statewide. They characterized Northern California levels as moderate, as of the latest weekly report covering conditions two weeks ago.

“Get your vaccine. Do what you got to do to take care of yourself and those your care about. It’s nothing to play with. It could take you out just as easy as COVID,” said Iveda Willams, whose husband is still recovering from the river

For others learning of the first flu death in El Dorado County isn’t very shocking.

“Every county’s got a death. If it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go,” said one El Dorado County resident.

dr Williams also said that relaxed COVID prevention measures such as social distancing and the regular use of masks have had an effect on the spread of the flu.

| Video Below | California hits high influenza category, first on the West Coast, CDC says

“We recommend that everyone be vaccinated against the flu annually. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet this fall, now is a great time to do that, along with keeping up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations,” said El Dorado County Immunization Coordinator Carole Hodge-Little.

Those most at risk for complications from the flu include those who are under age 5 or over 65, pregnant or who have chronic health conditions, the county said.

There were 36 flu deaths statewide, as of Oct. 2.

| Video Below | ‘Everybody is getting it’: Northern California flu hospitalizations spike across region

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