Flu numbers on the rise in Central Ohio


    "Cover your Cough" sign at a Central Ohio hospital. (WSYX/WTTE)

    As the new year arrived, Columbus Public Health shared that the number of flu cases is on the rise.

    The health department said as a whole, flu intensity increased compared to the previous week, moving into "moderate" status.

    The percentage of emergency department visits for both influenza-like-illness and respiratory symptoms increased compared to the previous week.

    Columbus Public Health said local labs reported 1,948 tests run with 182 (9.3%) positive results for week 52 of 2018.

    More details can be found online here.

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