Flu season may finally bid adieu to the area.
The latest number of flu cases from area health agencies indicate a sharp decline from numbers in previous weeks.
Killeen’s Metroplex Hospital diagnosed only three people with the flu from March 4-10. Public Relations Specialist Erin Spencer said there have been 1,326 cases and 158 hospital admissions from the flu since the start of the season in October.
In the 36-county coverage area of Baylor Scott & White, 41 people tested positive for the flu, according to spokesman Deke Jones. There 335 confirmed cases of flu for the week ending Feb. 18.
The Bell County Public Health District recorded about 175 cases of the flu from Feb. 18-25, the latest numbers available on its website. About 100 cases of Type A flu and about 75 cases of Type B were recorded.
There were about 225 cases of Type A and Type B flu recorded the week of Feb. 10-17.
Agencies in other areas also say flu season is starting to slow down.
“Flu season seems to be slowing down in the Central Texas region,” Coryell Memorial Healthcare System officials said.
Coryell Memorial Healthcare System had about 40 cases total from March 4-10. Just over 90 cases were recorded the prior week. About 20 patients were diagnosed with Type A flu, with about 22 diagnosed with Type B.