Lincoln listed as No. 1 for flu activity according to Walgreens Flu Index

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LINCOLN. Neb. -- Lincoln is listed as the top area for flu activity in the nation according to the recent Walgreens Flu Index.

The Flu Index illustrates which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza.

The index lists the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney area as the top market, and Omaha as No. 4.

For more information on the index, click here.

In addition, the latest flu data from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says 31 people have died from influenza-related causes this flu season.

The data, which is current through Jan. 19, says of the 31 deaths, two were pediatric deaths. The average age of those killed from flu-related causes is 73. The data includes reports from September 30, 2018 through Jan. 25.

For the latest flu report, click here.