Flu cases rise sharply in Louisville area in latest weekly report

In the 15-county Louisville and Southern Indiana area, 236 Norton Healthcare flu cases were confirmed with laboratory tests during the week ended Nov. 30.

Norton Healthcare providers confirmed 44% more flu cases in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area last week than in the previous week, while Louisville Metro health officials also reported a significant rise citywide.

In the 15-county Louisville and Southern Indiana area, 236 Norton Healthcare cases were confirmed with laboratory tests during the week ended Nov. 30. A total of 286 cases were diagnosed as a result of flu symptoms.

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness reported 121 cases for the same period, a 34% increase from 90 the week before.

So far this season, Norton Healthcare providers have seen 536 confirmed cases in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area, with a total 767 patients diagnosed with flu symptoms.

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There’s still time to get a flu shot. While it takes about two weeks for the shot to protect you, it can lessen the severity of symptoms if you catch the virus.

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Flu Prevention Tips

  • Avoid being face to face with a sick person. If possible, spend as little time as possible in close contact with a sick person.
  • When holding sick children, place their chin on your shoulder so they will not cough in your face.
  • Wash your hands often, as soon as you’ve had contact with a sick person and after handling their tissues or laundry.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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Louisville Flu Cases Diagnosed by Norton Healthcare Providers This Season

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