Hospitals in England are now seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England figures.
The rate of admissions rose by 50% in the past week to 7.38 per 100,000.
GPs also saw a sharp rise in cases – up 78% on the week before. Deaths from flu have remained static with 27 in the past week.
PHE said this represented only a medium amount of flu circulating in the community.
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