UPDATE: Number of lab-confirmed flu cases doubles in a week
Reported numbers only a part of cases actually in the community, vaccine recommended
UPDATE POSTED 8:30 A.M. DEC. 15, 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington’s lab-confirmed flu cases more than doubled in the past week, with 35 cases now confirmed in the county compared to 17 seven days ago, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
A flu shot for ages 6 months and older is the best way to protect from flu and its potentially serious complications. Get a free flu shot by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday or Friday in the Health Department’s Public Health Clinic, 650 Newtown Pike, by calling 859-288-2483.
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 state/local health departments. The department notes it is aware of people testing positive for the flu virus in their provider’s offices through rapid testing, and the flu will continue to spread throughout the winter.