Flu season not over in Georgia: hospitalizations surpass 2,000

2:28 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 Metro Atlanta / State news
The interior of Carolinas MED-1, a mobile medical facility parked outside Grady Memorial Hospital’s emergency room, before it started up at the end of January. The facility houses 14 extra emergency room beds and has an operable emergency operating room. It was rented for 30 days originally but it’s still there. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM

The flu that has hospitalized more than 20,000 Americans and killed nearly 100 children nationwide may finally be on the wane, but it’s not over in Georgia.

New moves this week by Grady Memorial Hospital, and data released over the weekend on numbers of recently affected Georgians, tell a broader tale.

Officials at the Georgia Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are still recommending that people get a flu shot if they haven’t already. Read more in the full story here.