Updated April 9, 2018
Since Oct. 1, we received notification of 527 influenza-related hospitalizations. The median age of hospitalized patients is 67 years and ages ranged from 2 weeks to 100 years. We received notification of 27 influenza-related deaths. The median age of people who died is 81 years and ages ranged from 44 to 102 years.
Emergency department (ED) and urgent care visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) continued to decrease during the week ending March 31.
We received notification of 32 influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
For the week ending March 31, we received notification of 304 positive influenza tests (26% of total tests). Sixty-four percent were positive for influenza B.
These data are preliminary and subject to change.
For information on influenza activity in the rest of Washington and the United States see:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Weekly U.S. influenza surveillance report—cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm.
- Washington State Department of Health. Washington influenza update—doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/5100/420-100-FluUpdate.pdf.