2020-2021 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity
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The current extended Texas Influenza Surveillance Report is available in PDF format:
- Current Extended Flu Activity Report (PDF)
(September 26, 2021 - October 2, 2021)
Report produced on 10/8/2021 (updated 10/11/2021).
2020-2021 Season/2021 MMWR Week 39
Please note: The 2020-2021 influenza season began on September 27, 2020.
Reports from the 2019-20 season.
*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.
Compared to the previous week, the percentage of specimens testing positive for influenza reported by hospital laboratories has increased. 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
|Statewide ILINet Activity Indicator assigned
by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness)
|Percentage of specimens positive for
influenza by hospital laboratories
|Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet)||?0.06%||2.21%||2.27%||2|
|Number of regions reporting
increased flu/ILI activity
|Number of regions reporting
decreased flu/ILI activity
|Number of variant/novel influenza
|Number of ILI/influenza outbreaks||No change||0||0||5|
|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
October 2, 2021 (MMWR Week 39)
Statewide Influenza Activity Map:
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:
10/11/21, 10/01/21, 09/24/21, 09/17/21, 09/10/21, 09/03/21, 08/27/21, 08/20/21, 08/13/21,
08/06/21, 07/30/21, 07/23/21, 07/16/21, 07/09/21, 07/02/21, 06/25/21, 06/18/21, 06/11/21,
06/04/21, 05/28/21, 05/21/21, 05/14/21, 05/07/21, 04/30/21, 04/23/21, 04/16/21, 04/09/21,
04/01/21, 03/26/21, 03/19/21, 03/12/21, 03/05/21, 02/26/21, 02/19/21, 02/12/21, 02/05/21,
01/29/21, 01/22/21, 01/15/21, 01/08/21, 12/30/20, 12/23/20, 12/18/20, 12/11/20, 12/04/20,
11/25/20, 11/20/20, 11/13/20, 11/06/20, 10/30/20, 10/23/20, 10/16/20, 10/09/20
Reports from the 2019-2020 season.