Flu Still On The Rise In New York State

The number of people affected by the flu is continuing to increase statewide.

According to the Department of Health, there were 17-thousand confirmed cases of the virus in the week ending February 1st.

That's a 15-percent increase from the week before.

Over 18-hundred people were hospitalized due to complications from the flu, down eight-percent from the last report.

Doctors continue to say the best way to prevent getting sick is to get your a shot.

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