Flu activity statewide remains elevated, according to the latest flu update from the state’s Department of Health.
As of Jan. 27, there have been 132 lab-confirmed flu deaths since October, including three in Thurston County. The vast majority of those who died were over the age of 65.
Flu-like illness outbreaks were reported at 113 long-term care facilities in the state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists Washington as having widespread flu activity. It’s not alone: Only two states, Oregon and Hawaii, had lower activity levels.