Flu numbers still falling

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NHS figures show 24 people with confirmed or suspected flu are in critical care beds in the North East.

 People in the at-risk group who have not yet been vaccinated against flu are encouraged to contact their GP.

 Pregnant women and those under 65 with illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and certain other conditions are at risk. Health bosses say say they are seeing a sustained reduction in the number of people seriously ill with flu.