Uptick in Flu Cases Could Mark an Uptick of the Flu Virus


A Recent increase in flu cases might mark an uptick of the flu virus, now that covid numbers went down.

Public Health officials said during a meeting this morning that it is likely that flu cases have a resurgence after cases went down in recent years during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dr. Robert Leon Guerrero, Public Health Chief Medical Officer encourages the community to get the flu shot now that cases are likely to increase, especially in the age group of 65 or more.

Since the first week of September, Covid has had an average of 10 cases per day and no deaths have been registered in the last 2 weeks.

Public Health officials say that even if it seems the Covid pandemic is ending, Covid, like the flu, might become a seasonal virus. Because of this, public Health officials recommend getting both vaccinations once a year.

wd”There is an increase in flu, it went up and then down at GMH but it was still high at GRMC and then we saw a lot of hospitalizations and ER visits for flu and the numbers are up, for influenza A. So, there’s predictions about a bad flu season because we haven’t really had flu in the past couple of years, so it’s likely to make a resurgence”