Friday, November 13, 2009

Did US cases peak or not?

CDC updated its tables today with last week's data. Swine flu hospitalizations for the last week of October increased more than 1,000 from CDC's figure last week, presumably due to late reporting. Deaths similarly increased. However, the percentage of positive tests for flu has fallen over 20% from its peak, during the last 2 weeks for which data are reported. Thus it is not clear whether the epidemic has peaked, but it may have.

Aggregate Hospital and Death Reporting
INFLUENZA Virus Isolated

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