Of the 2,708 specimens submitted to the CDC by clinical laboratories in the last week of December 2020, only 38 tested positive for Influenza. In 2019, Of the 6,321 specimens submitted to the CDC by clinical laboratories in the last week of December, only 2501 tested positive for Influenza. This represents a 96.46% reduction in positive flu tests from the previous year.
Influenza cases have seen a dramatic reduction nationwide from previous years. Most states remained in the minimal activity level.
Hospitalizations for Influenza typically spike in December and January.