Flu cases on the rise

The number of cases of flu is on the rise.

As NewsChannel 13 has been reporting, after a record low last year, flu cases could reach pre-pandemic levels this season.

There were 4,500 flu cases reported nationwide for the week ending December 18. That’s up from about 2,500 cases just two weeks earlier.

Experts say they expect those numbers to continue to climb.

The Centers for Disease Control urges everyone to get their flu shots.