June 24, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed Fairfield, Hartford, New London, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham Counties in Low/Green the as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven County are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents who live in the Medium /Yellow counties who are at a high risk for severe illness, should talk to their health care provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions. These residents should stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Connecticut Seasonal Influenza Statistics

Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. This contagious disease can cause mild to severe symptoms that may require hospitalization. Certain health conditions (asthma, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) can result in a higher risk of getting sick with influenza. Age may also play a role in who gets sick and has more severe symptoms. To learn about how to prevent getting sick with influenza, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

In Connecticut, the DPH uses multiple surveillance systems to monitor circulating influenza viruses. Seasonal flu viruses can be detected throughout the year; however, seasonal flu activity generally begins as early as October and November and can continue through late May. The weekly surveillance reports show how this year's flu season is developing. Each report is progressive and includes data starting from the beginning of this flu season.

 

Statewide influenza activity is increasing. See national influenza statistics through Flu View.

 

A type of influenza affecting birds, known as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), has been found in wild birds in several Connecticut counties and in a small farm in Connecticut, see HPAI in CT. These viruses pose little risk to people although the CDC has now identified a human case in Colorado, see U.S. Case of Human Avian Influenza Reported.

 

Testing and treatment of influenza when SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses are co-circulating

 

Connecticut COVID-19 Data

 

CDC Flu View

 

This week's influenza update

 

This season's weekly reports

 

Quick Notes of Flu Report
   

   Overview of Flu Report

 

Influenza Geographic Activity classification

The estimated level of geographic spread of influenza activity is determined weekly. Although this level does not measure the severity of influenza illness, it does show the impact of influenza on the public and healthcare centers.

Geographic spread of influenza activity is reported as:  

Geographic Activity Classification

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FluSurv-NET  Influenza and RSV Surveillance


Last weekly influenza update for the 2020-2021 season

 

Last weekly influenza update for the 2019-2020 season

 

Annual Influenza Seasonal Summaries

 

International influenza activity is available through the World Health Organization.

 

Get a flu vaccine to help prevent severe illness.

This page last updated 06/20/2022