Flu Reports Decreasing After Highly Deadly Season

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IOWA  —  The Iowa Department of Public Health says one of the deadliest flu seasons in recent history is hopefully slowing down.

Last week, nine more Iowans died from flu-related illnesses, bringing the total to 244 deaths in Iowa during this season.

However, health officials say the number of reported illnesses statewide continues to decrease week by week.