Flu cases drop in Winnebago County

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) The latest flu numbers in Winnebago County show the flu season may finally be winding down.

According to the Winnebago County Health Department, the week of February 11-17 saw 613 cases. That number is down more than 200 cases from the previous week.

The Centers for Disease Control says throughout the country the number of flu cases dropped. Doctors however expect the flu season could last through the start of April.

The CDC reports last week saw 13 more flu-related deaths in children. That brings the total number this season to 97.