Denton County Flu Cases Spiked Sharply At End Of November

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

DENTON (1080 KRLD) - Denton County flu cases are spiking as we head into the end of the year.

Denton County Health Department figures show there were fewer than a dozen positive flu tests the last week of September. In the last week of November, that number was more than 170.

More than 20 percent of the flu tests came back positive that week.

From the end of September through the first week of November, positives were steady at under 20 per week.

But the final three weeks of November, the numbers spiked sharply.

Two years ago, about 10,000 Texans died from the flu.