Georgia Flu Surveillance Update Week 5 – 2024

Georgia Flu Surveillance Update: Week 5 (Ending January 27, 2024)

As of Week 5, Georgia flu activity was High=10 (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 6.3% (which is above the regional baseline of 3.3%), the number of influenza-associated death was 0 (29 total for the current ILI season); the number of Metro Area Influenza Hospitalizations was 129 (3,518 total for current Flu season); and the number of Influenza Outbreaks was 24 (148 total for current Flu season).

Map shows Influenza-like cases in US southern region. Georgia activity indicator is at level 10 (High) on week 4 as shown in red color.
For week 5, the graph shows slight increase of ILI cases for age group 00-04, decrease for age groups 05-24, 25-49, 50-64 and age group 65+ remained stable compared to the previous week.

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