FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and other government and health officials are making a plea for you to do what you can to save lives.
"We can do this. We can flatten the curve until a vaccine comes out," Mayor Tom Henry said.
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Allen County COVID numbers continue to rise despite a statewide mask mandate.
"Our anticipation is that we are going to be seeing an uptick in not only our presentations but also in the number of cases we're going to see as well- with the anticipation of an uptick somewhere in the beginning of November," Dr. Stephanie Kidd with IU Health Fort Wayne said.
With flu season here, Parkview Health, Lutheran Health Network, and IU Health Fort Wayne are urging people to get their flu shot to limit the spread. Hospital rooms are filling up.
If the number of deaths isn't alarming enough, doctors said it's life-changing even for people who have survived.
"It's a real disease. People have died from it. Even the people who have done relatively well, there are other long-term effects of the condition," Dr. Vishal Bhatia from the Lutheran Health Network said.