By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The flu has taken a back seat to COVID-19, but the Pennsylvania Department of Health still says it’s important to stay vigilant.

According to the state health department, flu activity has been low with only 1,300 confirmed cases of the flu.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says that the flu and COVID-19 have similar symptoms and she also reminded and encouraged everyone to get a flu shot.