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Flu and Coronavirus Tracking March 20, 2020

Flu Watch!

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Week of March 8, 2020 – March 14, 2020

Geographic Spread: Widespread flu activity, Eighteenth week at this activity level

Influenza Activity: Overall, decrease

Influenza Like Illness Activity Level: High

Hospitalizations in SC: 2821 this season, 124 in the past week

Flu-Associated Deaths in SC: 103 this season, 4 this week


Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19) Tracking!

As of today, at 12pm, the CDC has updated their US reports to include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands.

Nationwide there have been 15219 reported cases and 201 reported deaths associated with COVID-19.

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said in a CDC telebriefing on 3-4-2020: “States are reporting results quickly and in the event of a discrepancy between CDC and state case counts, the state case counts should always be considered more up to date.”

As of this posting, in South Carolina there have been 81 reported cases associated with COVID-19. Click here for more information on COVID-19 in South Carolina.


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