DHEC: More than 18,000 flu case reported in SC - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

DHEC: More than 18,000 flu case reported in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Health officials are reminding residents that cases of influenza have risen in South Carolina.

According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the number of reported flu cases were up to more than 18,000 on December 20th.

Officials say that's double what it was from the week before.

DHEC says 269 people have hospitalized to this point and 12 deaths have been confirmed in the state since September.

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