Influenza cases hit record lows

Influenza cases in the United States are officially MIA, as the 2020-2021 flu season sets record lows.

The latest flu update, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows that between October 1, 2020 and February 13, 2021, there were only 173 confirmed hospitalizations for the flu in the United States. Only 14 of the 50 states had hospitalization against the flu in that period.

To put things in an even bigger context, the flu hospitalization rate in the United States is only 0.6 per 100,000 people. The CDC says this rate is the lowest since statistics began to be routinely kept in 2005. The previous lowest level of hospitalization was during the 2011-2012 flu season. Hospitalization rate at this time in the 2020-2021 season. It is 1.6 times larger than it was at the time in 2011-2012.

To view the full CDC report, click here.

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