Among Capital Region counties, Albany and Rensselaer saw the number of diagnosed cases decrease last week, but Saratoga, Schoharie and Schenectady saw more people diagnosed.
Health officials with AHS have previously told Metro the strain of influenza circulating this year, A-H3, is particularly harsh for people 65 years of age and older.
According to the latest weekly report by Alberta Health, Edmonton Zone has administered almost 400,000 influenza vaccinations to date, the second highest amount following Calgary Zone.
And despite signs the flu is finally letting up, it's still doing plenty of damage. "Overall, about a third of the people who got the flu vaccine were protected, but in kids under 9, nearly two-thirds were protected against influenza".
Panel Votes to Return FluMist to Market The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12-2 Wednesday to return the injectable nasal spray flu vaccine FluMist to market, although the move is likely too late for next winter's flu season, Stat reported.
Though influenza A is still the dominant strain this season, there was a substantial increase in influenza B cases, typical of this time of year.
The entire nation continues to experience what is being described as one of the first flu seasons in a decade or longer.
Dr. Shobhit Maruti, a medical officer of health for Edmonton Zone with Alberta Health, said every flu season can be unpredictable, which is why a review is conducted at the end of the season in order to draw comparisons.
AstraZeneca said in a statement that researchers tested the new version of FluMist on 200 US kids aged 2 to 4, and found it was 23 percent effective in preventing the flu. He says there has been a large amount of cases of the flu bug in South Dakota. And the vaccine was overall only 25 percent protective against H3N2, meaning it lowered the risk of developing illness serious enough to go see a doctor by 25 percent. It is also recommended that you wash your hands.