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Local flu cases skyrocket compared to previous year

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 19:20:51-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —

It may be a brand new year, but unfortunately we didn't leave the flu season behind.

If anything, it continues to get worse.

According to the city/county health department, 749 confirmed cases of the flu were reported in the last full week of 2019.

Compare that to the same time period a year ago, when a total of 155 confirmed cases were reported.

And there's more bad news as the flu season typically doesn't hit its peak until February or March.