Flu in Colorado still elevated, but may be improving

DENVER - Health officials say the flu is still elevated in Colorado, but may be showing signs of leveling off.

In the last two weeks, more than 250 people have been hospitalized for influenza. However, the number of hospitalizations dropped slightly during the week ending January 11, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Nearly 1,000 people have people have been hospitalized in Colorado during this flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control says the flu is widespread in Colorado and more than 30 other states. That's the worst designation the CDC issues for the flu.

It is not too late to get a flu shot. The CDC says influenza season can last into May.