The number of flu cases continues to spike across New York State and right here in Central New York.
The State Health Department has just released its latest report which includes cases up to Friday, Jan. 5.
Onondaga County checks in with the most reported flu cases of anywhere in the State outside of the New York City area.
For the week ending Jan. 5, Onondaga County saw a jump from 44 cases at the end of December to 77 in the latest report.
Elsewhere in Central New York, Oneida County went up to 24 cases from 11 in the previous report.
Cayuga County now has 19 cases compared to 18 in the previous report.
Cortland County had three cases in the last report of 2018 and had 13 in the current report which also showed Madison County jumping from just one to now seven reported flu cases.
The one county to see a decrease is Oswego County which reported 19 reported flu cases for the week ending Jan. 5 down from the 33 in the previous report.
The Centers for Disease and Control has some recommendations for helping guard yourself against getting the flu.
The CDC says the flu shot is the most effective way to ward off the disease, and says regular and proper hand washing is also a key step you can take.