While winter is winding down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say flu season is still going strong, with 20 states at the highest possible level of influenza activity.

Since Oct. 2 of last year, as many as 26.3 million people have caught the flu, resulting in up to 347,000 hospitalizations and 31,200 deaths, according to the CDC. And for the week ending March 2, three versions of the flu continue to circulate.

Those numbers, while bad, aren’t as awful as last year, which saw 49 states reporting “widespread flu activity” in the same week for three consecutive weeks. However, the

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