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Flu cases rising in Montana

Posted at 8:01 AM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 10:01:31-05

While Montana saw a jump of about 1,100 cases of influenza last week, Yellowstone County is looking pretty good.

In the last week, 62 cases of influenza were reported in Yellowstone County, according to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Rosebud County saw 39 new flu cases, while Big Horn County recorded 25, the agency reported.

This season, nearly 5,200 flu cases have been reported statewide, and 239 people required hospitalization, according to the health department.

Yellowstone County has seen more than 500 flu cases since October. Gallatin County leads the state with more than 1,000.