55 new flu cases in Lexington since last week


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Health officials say flu cases in Lexington have risen for yet another week.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says the city now has 460 confirmed cases of the flu, an increase of 55 from last week.

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Officials say there have already been four flu-related deaths, including a baby.

According to officials, the number of confirmed cases is just a fraction of the number of people who have the flu in Lexington.

They say about 77 percent of the confirmed cases did not have documentation of having received a flu shot.

Flu shots are available in the Public Health Clinic located at 650 Newtown Pike without an appointment. Its hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The cost varies based on insurance; call (859) 288-2483 for details.