Flu season over in New York State

Posted at 7:32 AM, May 05, 2017

The New York State Health Commissioner says the flu is no longer prevalent in New York State.

Flu season peaked in mid-February when there were more than 6,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in the state.

Most recent data from April 22 shows cases have fallen below 1,400.

The flu is considered widespread when there are laboratory-confirmed cases in 31 of the 62 counties. 

When the flu is prevalent, health care workers are required to wear masks in areas where there will be patients as a precaution to help prevent the flu from spreading.