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Missouri Flu Season May Be Ending


Jefferson City, MO – Missouri health officials believe the peak of Missouri's flu season may be coming to an end.

While still high, the number of new flu cases has declined over the past two weeks.

The number of new lab-confirmed flu cases peaked at almost three-thousand during the week ending December 13th. It remained relatively steady the next week.

But the number of confirmed cases dropped to about 1,800 during the week ending December 27th. And for the week ending last Saturday, the number fell to 981.

Health department spokeswoman Sue Denny says Missouri is still seeing a record number of flu cases.

But Denny says the declining numbers provide hope that the worst may be past.