Number of New Flu Cases Continues to Drop

By Kevin Cokely
|  Friday, Feb 1, 2013  |  Updated 9:52 PM CDT
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Number of New Flu Cases Continues to Drop

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Both Dallas and Tarrant County are reporting fewer new cases of the flu.

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The number of new flu cases continues to go down in North Texas.

The Dallas County health department has reported a second straight week of decline in the overall number of new cases.

Positive test results dropped by 2 percent from a week earlier to 27 percent for the week that ended Jan. 26. The number of children staying home from school with the flu also dropped in Dallas County.

Tarrant County reported a bigger drop in new cases.

The percentage of positive test results there was down 5 percent to 26 percent for the week. And, like in Dallas County, fewer Tarrant County children are staying home from school sick.

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