Flu season hasn't peaked yet
Pierce County Public Health Director Sue Galoff made the announcement Friday: "(The county) is experiencing a flu outbreak just like the rest of the country."
Nine Pierce County flu cases requiring hospitalization were confirmed -- last year at this time there was only one.
In St. Croix County, Public Heath Supervisor Sharon Reyzer said the most recent data shows 12 hospitalized flu cases in that county. In Wisconsin, that number is nearing 3,000.