– More than 11,200 patients in the United States were hospitalized with the flu in the past week, the highest rate in the same time period since 2010, according to data released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). from USA
Seasonal flu activity is elevated across the country, the CDC said.
Five pediatric flu-associated deaths were reported in the week ending Nov. 19, and a total of 12 pediatric flu-related deaths have been reported so far this season, according to the CDC.
The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 6.2 million cases of flu, 53,000 hospitalizations, and 2,900 deaths from flu. ■