Flu Cases on the Rise Locally

Lima, OH (WIMA) - Cold and flu season is in full swing, and it's taking its toll on area residents.

Saint Rita’s Medical Center has now put a restriction on visitors.

People with symptoms like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever or diarrhea, as well as those under the age of 14, are being asked not to come to the hospital to visit anyone.

There has been a reported 138 flu cases at the Medical Center’s urgent care and emergency department since this past weekend.

Close to 20 of those patients were admitted.

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