Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet — it looks like the flu isn't going anywhere in Summit County.
Summit County provides weekly influenza reports on its website. According to the most recent report, which ended Jan. 12, flu-related hospitalizations in the area were down just a bit — 53 hospitalizations compared to 69 the week before.
But emergency room visits for flu-like symptoms were up just a bit; complaints for symptoms like fevers and sore throats stayed steady. There were 74 antiviral prescriptions for flu symptoms filled that week, a pretty big jump compared to 49 the week before.
If you’re still planning to get a flu shot — or you just want some tips on staying healthy this flu season from a local doctor — check out this article from the start of the flu season.