BOSTON - The flu situation in Massachusetts is improving.
Last month the state reached "very high" levels of influenza according to the Department of Public Health's weekly flu report - which didn't happen at all the year before. But as of Friday, the report said flu severity in Massachusetts is at moderate levels.
The latest numbers show only 1.16% of hospitalizations are associated with the flu. Around Christmas, that number was over 6%.
"Seasonal influenza activity continues to decline across the country," the report states.
So far, 43% of Massachusetts have had their flu shot this season.
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