(Richmond, IN)--Brace yourselves…Reid Health is predicting that this flu season will be a rough one. Reid issued a statement Wednesday indicating that they’ve already seen twice the number of flu cases from last year. The first positive flu case locally was confirmed on October 18 – much earlier than usual. Since then, there have been 19 positive tests. Reid urged taking precautions like washing hands often. Many people, though, will say they have the flu when they actually have only a common cold.