Most states now report low, minimal flu activity: 5 FluView notes

No state or region in the U.S. saw "very high" levels of flu activity for the week ending Jan. 14, the CDC's latest FluView report shows. Not since October has no state reported very high flu activity. 

Newly released dashboards from the CDC also indicate hospitalizations for flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus peaked in early December. The nation's weekly total of emergency department visits for the "tripledemic" respiratory viruses was 72,119 as of Jan. 14, down from nearly 236,000 in early December. 

Here are four more notes on flu trends, based on the latest FluView report: 

  1. About 6,367 patients with lab-confirmed flu were admitted to a hospital for the week ending Jan. 14. 
  1. Seven influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported for the week ending Jan. 14, with a total of 85 pediatric flu deaths in the 2022-23 season.
  1. Three percent of outpatient visits were for influenza-like illness — meaning fever plus cough or sore throat, not lab-confirmed flu — for the week ending Jan. 14, marking the seventh straight week of decline. 
  1. The CDC estimates there have been at least 25 million flu cases, 270,000 hospitalizations and 17,000 deaths so far this season. 

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