Flu reaching epidemic levels in Wash. state; 4 new deaths reported

Denise Whitaker – January 4, 2017

SEATTLE – The flu is already proving deadly in Washington state – with another four deaths reported in the past 10 days.

And now state health officials say we are reaching epidemic levels, with emergency room doctors throughout Western Washington reporting large numbers of patients coming in with flu-like symptoms.

The number of flu victims has really grown over the past two weeks – and we’ve not even peaked yet for the season. New numbers are expected to be released by King County health officials later Wednesday.