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.
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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.