The 2021-22 flu season saw a late-season surge in the GLOW region | lifestyles

The 2021-22 flu season saw a late-season surge in the GLOW region |  lifestyles

The 2021-22 flu season was notable not for the number of cases, which remained below pre-pandemic levels, but for the length of the season, which stretched into June.

While people can get the flu at any time of the year, the typical flu season runs from October through May, with the number of cases peaking locally between late December and February. Traditionally, the season ends in March and April, and the state Department of Health stops surveillance in May. But for last season, the state health department extended its seasonal reporting to the end of June due to “persistently elevated influenza activity.”

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