Flu cases increased in some Tampa Bay area counties last week

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Cases of the flu increased in some Tampa Bay area counties during the last week, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The state health department tracks flu activity throughout Florida.

For the week ending Nov. 30, mild flu activity was reported in all Tampa Bay area counties.

The health department reported that flu activity increased in some Tampa Bay area counties for the week ending Nov. 30. The counties that had increased flu activity are Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Citrus and Sarasota.

Flu cases reached a plateau in Hernando and Manatee counties during the week ending Nov. 30.

Overall, the Florida Department of Health reported that influenza increased slightly across the state, but remains at low levels. The percentage of emergency department and urgent care center visits increased, but this is similar to the levels seen in previous seasons at this time.

Check out the Florida Department of Health’s “Florida Flu Review” here.

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