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Doctors Seeing Flu Cases Increase

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) — More flu cases are popping up in the Commonwealth. Last week, the flu status reached a widespread level. Doctors offices tell LEX 18 that they are seeing an increase after this past weekend.

The most recent numbers are not out for this past week, but as of the 16th, there has been a total of about 350 cases of the flu statewide. 

"The flu last year was a little late in arriving and we're seeing flu cases thru March, April and even May. We can't predict what flu cases this year will be like, but we're getting a lot of cases currently," said Dr. Robin Feese with Commonwealth Pediatrics.

So far, none of the 350 reported cases of the flu has turned deadly.

It is a reminder that it is still not too late to get the flu shot. 

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