The number of flu cases in Massachusetts continues to spike.
A new report from the Department of Health shows flu cases are up nearly 60 percent since this time last year.
The areas it is hitting hardest are central Massachusetts, the North Shore and South Shore.
There have been more than 1,000 reported cases in just the last week, meaning there are now more than 3,000 confirmed flu cases in the state.
NEW: DPH reports a MAJOR increase in flu activity.— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) January 11, 2019
1st map shows current flu like activity in MA.
Central, Northeast & Southeast hit the hardest (in red).
Compare that to other map from 2 weeks ago
Also, CONFIRMED flu cases up almost 60% over last year@boston25@AliRaja_MD pic.twitter.com/ApEi4WGDCB
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