Lexington health officials see spike in number of flu cases

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington flu cases are almost 100 more than this time last year, according to health officials.

The Lexington-Fayette Health Department says there are currently 141-lab confirmed flu cases in Lexington.

They say that number reflects 77 more cases than were reported last week, and almost 100 more than the 42 confirmed cases reported this time last year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least six people have died in connection to the flu in the state.

However, health officials say peak flu season begins in late January/early February in Kentucky, so it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

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