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Record number of flu cases hit Central Florida

local 6A record number of flu cases were reported last week at Florida Hospital Centra Care facilities.

According to Centra Care, 637 cases were documented, besting the record of 569 cases that occurred during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. The record-breaking numbers showed as the wait at Centra Care in Orlando reached 3 hours on Wednesday.

According to the CDC, Florida is among 31 states reporting widespread flu activity. According to Dr. Timothy Hendrix, the flu has arrived a month early in Central Florida. [Read full story]