The flu is very active around the country, including Kern County.
The Centers for Disease Control released the latest numbers Friday morning.
There is widespread flu activity in 30 states.
Three more child flu deaths have been reported, bringing the total up to 19.
And, between 95 and 114,000 people were hospitalized nationwide.
At last update, there had been two flu deaths in Kern County and nine severe cases requiring ICU hospitalization.