Flu numbers still rising late in season in Lexington

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 32 new cases in the past week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington reported 32 new flu cases in the past week, bringing the total to 278 lab-confirmed cases this season, which typically peaks in late January to early February in Kentucky, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

There has been one flu-related death this flu season, according to the health department.

Health department officials say a flu shot for ages six months and older is the best way to protect yourself and the ones you love from the flu.

You can get a free flu shot by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in the health department’s Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike, or by calling 859-288-2483.

The health department reminds people that lab-confirmed cases only reflect a small percentage of flu cases actually in Lexington. Many providers use rapid testing, which is not required to be reported to your state or local health departments.

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