Flu cases in Ontario County are three times higher this year compared to January of 2017, according to the Ontario County Health Department.
UR Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua tells 13WHAM they have seen a surge in patients in the last month.
“We are seeing a flu surge, and a surge in general in other illnesses as well,” said Kurt Koczent, Chief Operating Officer at Thompson Health. “Staff have really risen to the occasion and taking care of all the patients that come here.”
The hospital has moved around nursing staff to help with the increase in patients.