The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 68 children have died nationwide and estimates there are 19-26 million cases nationwide, adding that at least 10,000 people have died as a result of the flu.
Wisconsin has recorded its second child death of the flu season. And the wave is expected to keep going for weeks.
Officials indicated on a phone conference call that there have been 100 new flu hospitalizations in the state on Thursday due to the flu.
"CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) has begun working with five public health labs across the United States to tap into their ability to conduct community based influenza surveillance, so that we can begin testing people with flu-like symptoms for novel coronavirus", said Nancy Messonnier, a senior CDC official.
Carr says if you have any questions about your health and treatments its best to ask your personal doctor. And he expects that will be followed by many more weeks of high flu activity.
"The flu has spread rapidly through the school, and with so many kids and teachers calling out sick, we believe it is a good idea to take the day to disinfect everything", the school wrote in a Facebook post.
The Department of Health and Human Services today released the latest numbers of deaths because of the flu.
However, a press release issued on February 7 by the State of Alaska stresses that, "All passenger and cargo flights to the US from Wuhan, China, where the novel coronavirus was first detected, continue to be suspended indefinitely".
Preliminary data for the current flu season shows there have been 919 reported cases of Influenza A and 591 cases of Influenza B on Staten Island, for a total of 1,510.
"People being a little anxious and seeking care doesn't especially worry me, because that's the point".
Last week, Colby College announced it was placing members of the college community who had recently visited mainland China in isolation - the college would not say how many.
The testing will initially be carried out by labs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and NY, but more sites are planned.