There were 90 confirmed new flu cases last week in the latest report from Louisville health officials. Norton Healthcare providers diagnosed 206 flu cases in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area.
There were 90 confirmed new flu cases last week in the latest report from Louisville health officials, marking a significant increase from the 26 cases reported the week before.
Norton Healthcare providers diagnosed 206 flu cases last week among patients who live in the 15-county Louisville and Southern Indiana area. Of those, 164 were confirmed with laboratory tests. That’s more than double the 60 confirmed cases and 94 diagnosed cases the week before.
So far this season, there have been 480 cases from the Greater Louisville area diagnosed by Norton Healthcare providers, including 299 confirmed cases.
Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis continue to rise in the Louisville area. Norton Healthcare providers have diagnosed 318 cases of RSV this season as of Nov. 26 — triple the number of cases during the same period last year and nearly all of them children.
A Flu Shot Still Can Help
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.
Flu Treatment When You Need It
Norton Healthcare has convenient options for flu symptom treatment in kids and adults, including 24/7 access to a provider in person or online.
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.
More Flu News
Louisville Flu Cases Diagnosed by Norton Healthcare Providers This Season
Cases per 1,000 adults by home zip code