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Inmates tested for negative for flu, not tested for coronavirus
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reports 591 confirmed flu cases
Lexington Fayette County Health Department is reporting its fifth flu-related death of the season.
The flu continues to spread in Lexington.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says the person was in their 30s and had underlying health issues.
Lexington saw its first child die from the flu this week and that makes three deaths this season according to the health department.
About 80-percent of the confirmed flu cases in Lexington had not received a flu shot this season, according to the health department.
There were more than 20 school systems in our area closed on Friday because so many teachers and students are sick.
According to the health department, Lexington now has 264 confirmed flu cases, which is 44 more than last week.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says there are now 220 confirmed flu cases, an increase of 40 from last week.
Some visitors might be turned away from UK Hospital if they don't meet temporary flu restrictions.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital restricted visitors to immediate family members over 12 years old who have no flu-like symptoms.
The Lexington-Fayette Health Department says there are currently 141-lab confirmed flu cases in Lexington. That's 77 more cases than last week.
Kentucky health officials say flu activity has been raised to “widespread," the highest level of flu activity, indicating increased flu cases.
The U.S. flu season is dragging on, and is now the longest in recent history.
Health officials encourage people to get vaccinated
Fayette County public schools were closed on Friday.
Illnesses have become widespread causing several school districts to close their doors.
MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) - Madison County Schools is cancelling classes on Tuesday, January 22, as it battles a high number of flu cases. Schools...
Lexington Christian Academy has cancelled school Friday due to the Flu.