Health officials confirm second child flu death in Wisconsin

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.

Hospitals and clinics are seeinga big uptick in casesof the flu right now in the Madison area.

As of Monday, there have been 609 adults treated for the flu at UW Health and 67 hospitalized this flu season. That's up from 130 at the same time last year.

For kids, it's 595 cases and 20 hospitalized, up from 38 cases in the previous flu season.

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