5/16/20 WCHD Influenza Report

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Whatcom County 2019-20 Influenza Report

Weeks 19-20: May 3-16, 2020


Click here for the full Influenza Report for 2019-20 Weeks 19-20.


  • The current 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) has likely impacted data.
  • During weeks 19-20 there were no positive influenza tests reported by Family Care Network, PeaceHealth Medical Group Pediatric Clinic, or Sea Mar.
  • There was one hospitalization related to influenza-like illness during weeks 19-20.
  • No lab-confirmed deaths related to influenza were reported during weeks 19-20.
  • Of the number of people presenting at the emergency department during week 20, 0.47% had influenza-like illnesses.
  • There were no new influenza outbreaks reported by long term care facilities in Whatcom County.
  • The outpatient sentinel clinics reported no influenza-like illness visits during weeks 19-20.

There have been 4 lab-confirmed, influenza-related deaths reported in Whatcom County to date this flu season.