Flu numbers increase

Study says Chattanooga ranks #5 in the nation

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – According to the Walgreens Flu Index, flu activity this season is 288% higher nationwide compared to last year at this time. And this study says Chattanooga ranks number 5 in the nation for flu activity.

That is a 415% increase for the Scenic City versus last year. Officials say this data underscores the importance of getting a flu shot this year, especially as travel and in-person gatherings are taking place much more than last year at this time.

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