The latest weekly data from Public Health England show the hospitalisation rate from flu is now at "moderate intensity" - 4.3 admissions per 100,000 people, up from 1.4 admissions per 100,000 two weeks before.
Officials also warned that winter vomiting bug is on the rise, with twice as many hospital beds closed as this time past year. This season, there have been 930 flu cases reported, which is more than double the amount of reported cases at this time past year.
Since September 1, 141 people have been hospitalized statewide.More news: Trump threatens trade action to spur North Atlantic Treaty Organisation contributions
"There have been no confirmed flu-related deaths at the hospital", he said.
"They detect that early spike of flu cases and it looks like the State Department of Health has already detected that", said Dr. Chester Fox.
The union stated that forcing non-vaccinated staff to wear a mask compromised care by sometimes confusing patients with mental-health issues, and led to communication problems with patients who had hearing issues.More news: Joshua to get £46m, Ruiz £10m for rematch
The sixth death of the 2019-2020 season was a 59-year-old woman from East County who died on November 23.
Health officials report that seven flu cases have been confirmed in Flathead County.
"Influenza can set your lungs up for a secondary bacterial infection, so you might not necessarily die of the flu immediately." she said, "That's why it takes a little bit of time to marry up all that information together".More news: Taylor Swift Speaks Out About Women Being 'More Than Incubators'
A list of locations offering flu shots can be found at the county's immunization website or by calling 211 for the county's health hotline.