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25.4% fewer people tested for flu in week ending March 7 than previous week

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By Metric Media News Service | Mar 11, 2020

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There were 25.4% fewer people tested for the flu in the United States in the week ending March 7 than the previous week, according to numbers being reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More people tested positive for type A influenza during the week than any other type of flu, with a total of 7,870 people infected with type A influenza.

There is an influenza division of the CDC whose responsibility it is to keep track of influenza activity year round. This group compiles and analyzes known cases in order to help states and local governments respond accordingly. Figures can change and counts can be adjusted as new information is learned from each patient.

Test results for the past 10 weeks
Week Ending
Total Tested
Total Positive
Total Infected %
01/04/2020
69,022
18,108
26.2
01/11/2020
64,539
16,586
25.7
01/18/2020
64,750
18,787
29
01/25/2020
68,365
21,092
30.9
02/01/2020
76,655
25,078
32.7
02/08/2020
75,226
24,674
32.8
02/15/2020
71,772
22,833
31.8
02/22/2020
66,828
20,318
30.4
02/29/2020
60,826
16,764
27.6
03/07/2020
45,381
10,158
22.4

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