"U.S. Laboratory Confirmed Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations
and Deaths from August 30 to October 31, 2009
Posted November 6, 2009, 12:30 PM ET
Data reported to CDC by November 3, 2009, 12:00 AM ET Cases Defined by Hospitalizations Deaths
Influenza Laboratory-Tests** 17,838 672
*Reports can be based on syndromic, admission or discharge data, or a combination of data elements that could include laboratory-confirmed and
influenza-like illness hospitalizations.
*Laboratory confirmation includes any positive influenza test (rapid influenza tests, RT-PCR, DFA, IFA, or culture), whether or not typing was
The table shows aggregate reports of all laboratory confirmed influenza hospitalizations and deaths (including 2009 H1N1 and seasonal flu) since
August 30, 2009 received by CDC from U.S. states and territories**. This table will be updated weekly each Friday at 11 a.m. For the 2009-2010
influenza season, states are reporting based on new case definitions for hospitalizations and deaths effective August 30, 2009.
CDC will continue to use its traditional surveillance systems to track the progress of the 2009-2010 influenza season. For more information about
influenza surveillance, including reporting of influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths, see Questions and Answers: Monitoring Influenza
Activity, Including 2009 H1N1.
The number of 2009 H1N1 hospitalizations and deaths reported to CDC from April – August 2009 is available on the Past Situation Updates page.
For state level information, refer to state health departments.
International Human Cases of 2009 H1N1 Flu Infection
See: World Health Organization.
**States report weekly to CDC either 1) laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations and deaths or 2) pneumonia and influenza syndrome-based cases
of hospitalization and death resulting from all types or subtypes of influenza. Although only the laboratory confirmed cases are included in this
report, CDC continues to analyze data both from laboratory confirmed and syndromic hospitalizations and deaths. "
Why in the world did they take away part of the data? Has this whole thing been blown out of proportion or are they hiding something from us? I am
calling the CDC later to explain. The last I knew the USA has 2,916 deaths now only 672? This seems very odd to me. I am so glad this flu situation
isn't as serious as the plague or something how would we ever survive if it were?