Flu cases decrease in South Georgia

Flu cases decrease in South Georgia
Health officials confirm flu numbers are the lowest level since September. (Source: WALB)
Phoebe does still have their visitor restrictions in place. (Source: WALB)
Phoebe does still have their visitor restrictions in place. (Source: WALB)
Doctor Steven Kitchen with Phoebe (Source: WALB)
Doctor Steven Kitchen with Phoebe (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Health officials confirm flu numbers are at the lowest level since September.

After a tough flu season, Doctor Steven Kitchen with Phoebe said they have seen a substantial decrease of patients testing positive for the flu.

Kitchen explained the peak of the season was around late January, early February, where they were seeing over 500 patients a week for flu-like symptoms.

In the past month, they've confirmed 29 cases of the flu, 13 Type A and 16 Type B.

However, this doesn't mean the flu is completely gone.

Kitchen wants to remind people to always practice good hand health and get the flu shot every year.

"Those are the two things you can do to, that afford the highest protection against contracting the flu," said Kitchen.

Phoebe does still have its visitor restrictions in place and said that as the flu continues to go down they are looking into lifting those.

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