Flu and Coronavirus Tracking March 6, 2020
March 06, 2020
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
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.
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