‘It’s happening little bit earlier.’ Flu hospitalizations rise in southwest Ohio

Healthcare leaders in southwest Ohio are raising concerns about hospital capacity again as the Cincinnati and Dayton regions currently account for 63% of flu hospitalizations in the entire state of Ohio, according to a story posted by

The uptick in flu activity comes as children’s hospitals continue to experience an increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus that has created crowded emergency rooms and caused hours-long wait times due to the unprecedented volume of patients.

As of Wednesday, the Cincinnati and Dayton regions have a combined 79 flu hospitalizations. Across Ohio, there are 125 total, according to state data.

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