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Number of flu cases growing rapidly
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The flu is spreading quickly in Kershaw County, based on new data released by KershawHealth on Monday that it shares with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the week ending Jan. 20 alone, KershawHealth counted 203 positive rapid flu tests. Just since Jan. 1, KershawHealth has processed 430 positive rapid flu tests, compared to 173 between the weeks ending Oct. 7 and Dec. 30, 2017. “(Having) 203 positive rapid flu tests is significant,” KershawHealth Marketing and Communications Coordinator Johnny Deal said in an email Tuesday.