Hospitals continue being cautious, asking those with symptoms to avoid visits

February tends to be the peak of flu season, but fewer patients have been admitted and treated at most local hospitals in recent weeks.

The number of patients with the flu has been either dropping or staying the same at local hospitals, officials said.

Statewide, the number of flu-related deaths has increased. The state department of health will not report any flu deaths in counties with between zero and five deaths and is not reporting any flu deaths for Johnson County.

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