According to CDC, weekly swine flu hospitalizations began dropping the last week of October; the death rate also dropped. UPDATE: I called CDC on Monday, November 9, to ask why this wasn't updated, as usually occurs on Fridays. I was told that 15 deaths (swine flu) and 3 deaths (non-subtyped influenza A) were reported last week and there is no number for total influenza hospitalizations yet. UPDATE November 12: Despite several calls and emails to CDC, no one I spoke with could update these numbers or explain why. However, European surveillance data for "Severe Acute Respiratory Infections" indicated cases fell last week after rising for the previous 6 weeks (figure 4). So did the percentage of swabs positive for influenza (figure 3). With luck, both North America and Europe have passed the 2009 peak.