MMWR Flu Situation Reports

Flu Report – MMWR Week 20

Flu activity is low across the U.S. Please see the attached flu report for MMWR week 20. Influenza activity is low in Montgomery County and across WCO (1 hospitalization reported during week 20). 

Note that emergency department indicators and thermometer sales data after week 9 are likely skewed due to COVID-19. The number of hospitalizations reported for Ohio during week 20 was 4 – a 60% decrease from last week. 

Nationally, flu activity is low, and laboratory-confirmed flu activity is low; ILI activity continues to decrease and is now below baselineThe CDC estimates 39-56 million illnesses, 410,000-740,000 flu hospitalizations, 24,000-62,000 total flu deaths, and confirms 176 pediatric deaths this flu season (the second-highest number of pediatric deaths over the past four flu seasons).  

This is the last weekly flu report for the 2019-2020 Flu Season. Influenza surveillance will continue, but weekly reporting stops until the start of the 2020-2021 Flu Season.  There are plans to generate a 2019-2020 Flu Season recap, so be on the lookout for that in the coming weeks.