They called that number "alarming" because it's so early in the season.
Baptist Health Madisonville has reported 48 hospitalizations for the flu since January 1.
The CDC expects the 2017-2018 flu epidemic is shaping up to be the most deadly since 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic that killed 284,000 people worldwide and 657 Californians.
Statewide, hospital emergency rooms are overwhelmed with patients suffering flu-like symptoms, with the number now standing at 7.4 percent - well above the usual threshold of 5 percent.
The Department of Public Health says flu activity in Kentucky is "widespread" for the fourth consecutive week.
More than 30 flu-related deaths have occurred in the state, including one in LaRue County.
Despite vaccination being a third as effective compared to prior years and it is taking two weeks before it is effective, the California Department of Public Health website states it is "not too late to get a vaccination".
The percentage of hospital admissions due to pneumonia also have risen above the 4 percent baseline statewide, officials say.
CT public health officials say they have seen a steep increase in the number of people hospitalized with influenza over the past five weeks. The state may be four to six weeks away from seeing a peak.
Australia, which experiences cold weather during Connecticut's summer months and warm weather in Connecticut's winter, had historically high numbers of influenza cases in recent months, more than doubling its average caseload in the last five years.
These numbers only represent those cases that have been reported to Public Health and Human Services as laboratory confirmed cases, so the exact number of cases is unknown. Texas is one of 26 states reporting high flu activity, said the CDC.
She said the first flu case Marshall Medical Center received was September 27, followed by 11 in October.
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According to the medical association, the number of vaccinations would have increased by even more if the provincial government were still working with doctors, and it urged the government to release the extra costs of the flu-shot delivery program, "so that a full assessment of the value for money can be undertaken". The traditional flu season lasts from October through May.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are some easy ways to help reduce your chances of getting sick.
Long-term care residents are all vaccinated, pushing the rate among people 65 and up to 90 per cent, he said, while 98 per cent of children get a shot.
For those at high risk of serious flu complications, getting vaccinated is especially important, according to the CDPH.
More talk that Matt Patricia is likely the Lions' head coach
The Patriots will host the victor of Sunday's Pittsburgh Steelers-Jacksonville Jaguars matchup next week at Gillette Stadium. It appears that the back-and-forth of "will he or won't he" be the next head coach of the Lions may be over.
Czech Republic: Anti-immigration president seeks re-election
Jiri Drahos, 68, the former president of the Czech Academy of Sciences, is considered the most serious contender to unseat Zeman. His more liberal rival Jiří Drahoš is staunchly pro-European and has called for Prague to "play a more active role in the EU".
The EU hosts meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister in Brussels
Mr Straw detected a "pretty high degree of questioning about where Iran goes", he told the Guardian newspaper. The agreement requires Iran to curb nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, according to RFE/RL.