11 metro areas with the most flu activity

Influenza activity remains elevated across the U.S., according to the Doctors Report Illness Tracker, which estimates local and national illness activity based on reports from nearly 1 million physicians nationwide.

The illness tracker ranks the severity of flu activity on a 10-point scale. Here are the 11 metropolitan areas with highest flu severity scores, as of Monday.

1. New York City metro area — 9.5

*Includes parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania  

2. Washington, D.C., metro area — 9.5

*Includes parts of Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia

3. Boston metro area — 9.5

*Includes parts of New Hampshire

4. Miami metro area — 9.5

5. Atlanta metro area — 9.5

6. Charlotte, N.C., — 9.5

*Includes parts of South Carolina

7. Orlando, Fla., metro area — 9.5

8. Jacksonville, Fla., metro area — 9.5

9. Richmond, Va., metro area — 9.5

10. Baltimore metro area — 9.0

11. Pittsburgh metro area — 8.5

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