The Chase County Community Clinic in Imperial is shown on Tuesday afternoon with barricades up and masks available, separating sick patients and healthy patients. As of Tuesday, there have been 30 confirmed flu cases since Jan. 1. (Johnson Publications photo)

Confirmed influenza cases are rising in Chase County

    Influenza in Chase County is currently labeled as “widespread,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
    “Our numbers were high the past week for the number of positive influenza swabs we had,” said Shannon Kuhlmann,  Head of Infection Prevention at Chase County Clinic (CCC) and Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH).
    “(Monday) we had over half as many in one day as we did for the past week,” she said.
    As of Jan. 1, the local clinic has seen 30 positive Influenza A’s. Two of those were A & B positive.
    “Most of those have been in the past week and half,” Kuhlmann said.

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