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Health officials confirm second child flu death in Wisconsin

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MADISON (WKOW) - Health officials have confirmed the state's second pediatric flu death in Wisconsin this year.

The child was from the southern part of the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, bringing the total of flu deaths in the state to 31.

On Thursday alone, there were 100 new hospitalizations statewide by noon.

Public health officials say this season is definitely different than previous years, with high numbers early in fall and now.

This flu season may be overshadowed this year because of the concerns over coronavirus, with one case diagnosed in Madison. But health officials say the average person should be more vigilant about protecting themselves from the flu.

WQOW Staff

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