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Thousands Seek Flu Treatment In Southern Oregon

Staff at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center says all three hospitals and three urgent care clinics are seeing an average of 90 patients a day with the flu or flu-like symptoms.

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:24 AM
Updated: Jan 31, 2018 9:37 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The flu is running rampant across southern Oregon and across the nation. While doctors believe the flu is hitting its peak, they say emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are not in short supply of patients with the virus. 

Staff at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center says all three hospitals and three urgent care clinics are seeing an average of 90 patients a day with the flu or flu-like symptoms. Asante estimates the amount of people seeking treatment for the flu in southern Oregon is well into the thousands. 

Health professionals with La Clinica say doctors at a clinic will diagnose 4 to 5 patients a week with the flu. La Clinica also estimates that  one in four patients with flu-like symptoms are testing positive for the virus in Jackson County. 

Matt Hogge who is a doctor of nursing practice and site medical director of La Clinica on Biddle Road says the flu is reaching its peak but that it could be a long time before the amount the cases decreases. 

"There is no definitive end to it but we should gradually see a decline in the number of people coming back, testing positive over the next month to month and a half," said Hogge. 

According to the CDC 37 children have died from the flu and at least one of those cases happened in Oregon. The CDC says nearly 12 thousand people nationwide have been hospitalized so far because of the flu.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 154554

Reported Deaths: 2204
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31785528
Washington21060212
Marion18335285
Clackamas13310175
Lane10172126
Jackson8299111
Umatilla763181
Deschutes591859
Yamhill375964
Linn356556
Malheur334358
Polk302942
Klamath277455
Douglas242853
Benton231816
Josephine231649
Jefferson195028
Coos142519
Union127519
Columbia124321
Wasco122026
Lincoln112820
Hood River106329
Morrow104414
Clatsop7756
Crook77518
Baker6487
Curry4166
Tillamook4122
Lake3746
Harney2726
Grant2221
Wallowa1424
Gilliam531
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3554629

Reported Deaths: 51395
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118754221106
Riverside2891853749
San Bernardino2853342673
Orange2603483889
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1098411765
Kern102627811
Fresno947941412
Sacramento929441464
Alameda800881224
Ventura77238834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55775944
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38763515
San Francisco34061398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano29968164
Merced28915395
Sonoma27954298
Imperial26843589
Kings21951218
Placer19713231
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15390209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12760185
Shasta10944174
Butte10915160
El Dorado9095100
Napa897668
Sutter884597
San Benito574359
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada393274
Mendocino379643
Amador344441
Humboldt316033
Lake313440
Glenn221023
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3947
Trinity3675
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Alpine810
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