PERSPECTIVE: CDC Statistical Estimates for the 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season

The current flu season is now winding down. These are the Preliminary Burden Estimates for the 2019-2020 Flu Season from the CDC.

Note that the figures for these four categories are only mid-line compared to the CDC estimate ranges.

Influenza-Related from October 1, 2019 to March 14, 2020:

TOTAL ILLNESSES: 46,000,000
MEDICAL VISITS: 22,000,000
HOSPITALIZATIONS: 565,000
DEATHS: 43,000 (including 100 children)

www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm

Here are the U.S. COVID-19 stats as of March 31, 2020:

TOTAL ILLNESSES: 175,669
HOSPITALIZATIONS: 22,000
DEATHS: 3,424

www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

 

h/t DS