Stewart County Schools closed for the week due to illness

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STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Stewart County Schools is the latest district in Middle Tennessee to close due to illness.

The director of schools told News 2 schools will be closed for the rest of the week.

Van Buren County Schools announced Sunday night they would be closed Monday and Tuesday due to illnesses, and Muhlenberg County Schools in Kentucky also cancelled class on those days.

Both Bedford and Overton county school districts were closed Friday.

The number of flu cases are on the rise in Middle Tennessee. The department of health says 29 out of 95 Tennessee counties have had at least one case of the flu.