New information shows slight drop in number of new flu cases

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- The St. Louis County Health Department released new information Wednesday showing a drop in the number of new flu cases last week.

To date, the total number of flu cases is 523, 106 of them were reported last week.

At this point, health officials are not letting their guard down because of the severity of the strain of flu that's hitting the area.

They predict there'll be an up-tick in cases now that students have returned to school.

St. Louis County Health Dept. offering free flu shots