Norton Healthcare providers confirmed 1,066 flu cases in the 15-county Louisville and Southern Indiana area last week, a 24% drop from the week before.
Norton Healthcare providers confirmed 1,066 flu cases in the 15-county Louisville and Southern Indiana area last week, a 24% drop from the number during New Year’s week.
Another 299 cases were diagnosed by Norton Healthcare providers last week based on symptoms and not sent for laboratory confirmation. So far this season, there have been 9,513 diagnosed cases, including 7,425 confirmed by lab tests.
Areas most heavily affected by the flu this season have been in western and southern Louisville and in Bullitt County.
Confirmed flu cases recorded by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness were little changed last week: 881 compared with 880 the week before.
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.
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Louisville Flu Cases Diagnosed by Norton Healthcare Providers This Season
Cases per 1,000 adults by home zip code