CDC: Flu activity drops to 3.2%, still above national baseline of 2.2%
ATLANTA — For the week ended Feb. 9, influenza activity decreased to 3.2% — still above the baseline of 2.2%, but an indicator this year's flu season is on its way out.
Eleven states and New York City were still experiencing high influenza-like illness activity, while 10 states reported moderate activity.
On a regional basis, more than one in three patients who presented with influenza-like illnesses tested positive for the flu in region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) and region 9 (Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii and Nevada). Region 2, which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, reported that 20% of their ILI patients tested positive for the flu.
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