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6 flu deaths reported in the Bluegrass

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Posted at 3:57 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 16:00:30-05

(LEX 18) — The Center for Disease Control confirms that there have been six flu deaths in Kentucky this season.

According to recent reports, there have been 2,400 reported cases of the flu this season with six deaths. That's an increase of over 800 confirmed cases since earlier this month.

Activity in the state remains at widespread levels. You can view a county by county breakdown by visiting this link.

Health officials encourage residents to get the flu vaccine, especially with the holidays right around the corner. Washing your hands frequently can also prevent the spreading of the virus.

Peak flu season season in Kentucky is late January going into February.