This week’s report
- Influenza severity for Massachusetts is low this week.
- The percent of influenza-like illness (ILI) visits in Massachusetts is 0.50%, which is lower than the previous two seasons in the same week.
- The percent of hospitalizations associated with influenza is 0.07%, which is lower than the previous two seasons in the same week.
- Overall ILI activity is minimal. All regions are reporting minimal ILI activity.
- More influenza B than influenza A positive specimens have been reported by hospitals and outpatient facilities in Massachusetts.
- Nationally, flu activity is low.
- Additional statewide and national data including geographic spread, ILI activity, and pneumonia and influenza mortality are available at CDC’s FluView Weekly Report at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly and FluView Interactive www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm.
- Statewide and national COVID data are available at:
Flu vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
|Date published:||March 12, 2021|