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2020-2021 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Report

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The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report is available in PDF format:

Current Extended Flu Activity Report (PDF) 
(November 15, 2020 - November 21, 2020)
Report produced on 11/25/2020.

2020-2021 Season/2020 MMWR Week 47

Please note: The 2020-2021 influenza season began on September 27, 2020. 
Reports from the 2019-20 season.

Summary

*Please note, some aspects of influenza surveillance may be affected by current COVID-19 response activities. For information about COVID-19 in Texas, please visit www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.

Influenza activity is low across the state of Texas. Compared to the previous week, the percentage of specimens testing positive for influenza reported by hospital laboratories has decreased. The percentage of patient visits due to influenza-like illness (ILI) has decreased. No influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported. No influenza-associated institutional outbreaks or school closures were reported.

Table 1: Summary of Texas Influenza (Flu) and Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Activity for the Current Week 

Texas Influenza and Influenza-like
Illness Surveillance Component
Previous  Week Change Current Week   Previous Week  Report Page
Statewide ILINet Activity Indicator assigned
by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness)
No change
Minimal 
Minimal  
-
Percentage of specimens positive for
influenza by hospital laboratories
▼0.93%  0.66% 1.59% 1
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet) ▼0.25%  
1.75% 2.00% 4
Number of regions reporting increased
flu/ILI activity
▼1
1 2 7
Number of regions reporting decreased
flu/ILI activity
▼3
4 1 7
Number of variant/novel influenza
infections
No cases reported 0 0 7
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaks No change 
0 0 7
Number of pediatric influenza deaths No change 
0 0 6

†Data displayed have been updated since last week's flu report with any new reports received.

Texas Map Displaying the Highest Level of Influenza or 
ILI Activity Reported by County for the Week ending 
November 21, 2020 (MMWR Week 47)


Statewide Influenza Activity Map:
Flu Week 47

Please note: The majority of influenza cases are not reportable by law in Texas. This map contains data from sentinel sites and only displays influenza and ILI cases that were reported to public health. Positive laboratory results are reported according to specimen collection date, or date received in the laboratory if the former is unknown.


Note: The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report is in PDF format.

2020-2021 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Reports:

11/25/2011/20/2011/13/2011/06/2010/30/2010/23/2010/16/2010/09/20


Reports from the 2019-2020 season.

Last updated November 25, 2020