CDC: Kentucky among highest in U.S. for flu cases

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Published: Dec. 20, 2019 at 4:10 PM EST
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New studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, show a large spike in flu activity in the Commonwealth.

814 new cases and two more deaths have been linked to the flu in the new report.

Kentucky's Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Activity Level Indicator is rated as 'high' in the upmost tier with eleven other states and the territory of Puerto Rico. Additionally, Kentucky is one of 31 states and territories where flu activity is widespread as opposed to being regional.

In total, the CDC says more than 3.7 million people have been sickened by the flu with more than 1,800 killed and 32,000 hospitalized.

In the tweet below, the CDC has provided a link where you can view flu activity in the state or territory of your choice.

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