Flu numbers still high in Wisconsin, but may be decreasing

A high number of flu cases are being reported in Wisconsin.

The state joins 32 others that still have widespread flu activity.

The highest levels of the flu are being reported in Western and Northern Wisconsin.

Minnesota is only reporting regional cases.

Locally, 17 people have been treated at Gundersen Health System in April for influenza, while Mayo Clinic Health System has treated 8 patients so far this month.

“Fortunately we’re starting to see a decrease in the number of flu cases, which is a great relief, because it has been a long season and it has peaked later than previous seasons,” said Gundersen Health System Infection Preventionist with Gundersen Health System.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says they expect high flu activity to continue through the end of April.

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