ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - Add up the flu cases around New York state so far this flu season, and it’s the worst in 4 years.
Up to this point this season, New York has seen 17,231 cases of the flu, according to the state Department of Health.
Last year at this time, the number was 10,000 fewer.
During the 2017 - 2018 season flu was running rampant this time of year with 15,740 cases.
There were 5,336 cases at this time during the 2016-2017 season.