Flu numbers continue to rise in the area. Lake Regional says the number of confirmed cases at their facilities doubled in the first week of January from those at the end of December. The last week of December they had 15 positive tests. For the first week of this month they’ve had 34 positive tests. As a result, they’re offering some extended hours and a flu clinic to help people combat the illness. Lake Regional Express Care in Eldon and Osage Beach will be open until 10pm through Friday. The flu clinic will be held at the Lake Regional Clinic in Camdenton Saturday from 8am until 5pm. No appointments are needed at any of those locations. Health officials are continuing to encourage people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.