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Flu and Coronavirus Tracking March 6, 2020

March 06, 2020

Flu Watch!

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Week of February 23, 2020 – February 29, 2020

Geographic Spread: Widespread flu activity

Influenza Activity: Overall, decrease

  • Influenza was the most frequently identified respiratory viral pathogen during week ending 02/29/2020 followed by Rhinovirus.

Flu-Associated Deaths in NC: 127 this season, 11 this week

https://flu.ncdhhs.gov/data.htm

 

Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19) Tracking!

As of today, at 12pm, the CDC has updated their US reports to include 19 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin

Nationwide there have been 164 reported cases and 11 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 North Carolina there has been 1-5 confirmed cases and no reported deaths associated with COVID-19. Click here for more information on COVID-19 in North Carolina.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

 

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