Maine is seeing a rise in influenza cases


While the state is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, influenza cases are also on the rise.

The state reported more than 700 positive cases of influenza last week, according to Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Nirav Shah.

That’s the highest number of cases since March 2020, and more than double the number of cases reported throughout the entire 2020-2021 flu season, when 215 positive cases were reported.

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.
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