(Hospital imposes visiting restrictions)…El Centro Regional Medical Center said the restrictions went into effect immediately.
Hospital officials say the restrictions are due to the influx of patients with influenza-like symptoms. The say visitation at the hospital is limited to one family member per patient and no one under the age of 16 will be allowed to visit patients. ECRMC says they will notify the public once the restrictions are lifted. The flu has become a problem throughout the state, with a few deaths reported nation-wide.