Flu Cases Hit Record Lows
Cases of the flu in the United States are officially MIA as the 2020-2021 flu season sets record lows.
The most recent flu update provided by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that there have been only 173 confirmed hospitalizations for influenza in the United States between Oct. 1, 2020, and Feb. 13, 2021. Only 14 of the 50 states have had a flu hospitalization in that span.
To put things into even greater context, the rate for hospitalization for the flu in the United States is just 0.6 per 100,000 people. The CDC says this rate is the lowest since the statistic began to be routinely kept in 2005. The previous low for hospitalization rate was during the 2011-2012 flu season. The rate for hospitalization at this time in the 2020-2021 season is 1.6 times higher than than it was at this time in 2011-2012.
To view the CDC's entire report, click here.
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