There are signs the flu is letting up a little bit throughout the state.
According to the Health Department, there were over 5,500 confirmed cases of the illness for the week ending February 18, an eight-percent drop from the previous week. For that same time period, Onondaga County experienced its first decrease since October.
Officials stress that the flu is typically unpredictable and that there is no way of knowning if it has peaked for the year. And in Jefferson County just last week, Samaritan Medical Center had to turn away ambulances last week due in large part to the amount of patients being treated for the flu.