Georgia Flu Surveillance Update Week 1 – 2024

Week 1 (Ending January 6, 2024)

As of Week 1, Georgia flu activity was Very High=12 (on the scale of 1-13). Activity levels are based on the percent of outpatient visits in Georgia due to Influenza-like illness during this timeframe.

For the corresponding week, the percentage of outpatient visits for Influenza-like Illness was 8.2% (which is above the regional baseline of 3.3%), the number of influenza-associated death was 0 (11 total for the current ILI season); the number of Metro Area Influenza Hospitalizations was 279 (2,243 total for current ILI season); and the number of Influenza Outbreaks was 10 (92 total for current ILI season).

Map shows Influenza-like cases in US southern region. Georgia activity indicator is at level 12 (Very High) on week 1 as shown in Dark red color.
Number of Visits for Influenza-like Illness (ILI) by Age, Reported by the Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet). Georgia, 2023-2024 Influenza Season.
For week 1, the graph shows fewer ILI cases for all age groups (00-04, 5-24, 25-49, 50-64, 65+) than the prior week with age group 05-24 experiencing the greatest decrease in cases in the past 2 weeks.

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