Flu season is picking up speed as more than 4-thousand new cases of the flu were confirmed across the country this week.
The CDC estimates there have been at least 2.6 million illnesses, 23,000 people hospitalized, and 1,300 deaths from the flu.
According to results from the CDC’s weekly report. The total number of confirmed flu cases for the season is close to 20,000. In all, high levels of flu were reported 11 states, including Alabama.