Special Report

How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

Thomas C. Frohlich

Source: marekuliasz / iStock

6. Colorado
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 4.6% of patients (out of 654,868)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.7% of patients
> 65 and over population: 14.2% (5th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 5.9% (23rd lowest)

See all stories featuring: Colorado

Source: Tero Vesalainen / iStock

7. Connecticut
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 3.6% of patients (out of 756,291)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 17.2% (15th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.1% (5th lowest)

See all stories featuring: Connecticut

Source: William_Doyle / iStock

8. Delaware
> Flu-like Illness activity level: Low
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 1.0% of patients (out of 22,842)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 1.9% of patients
> 65 and over population: 18.7% (6th highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.6% (11th lowest)

See all stories featuring: Delaware

Source: GiorgioMorara / iStock

9. Florida
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): No detailed data
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 20.5% (2nd highest)
> 5 and under population: 5.3% (8th lowest)

See all stories featuring: Florida

Source: Laura Clay-Ballard / iStock

10. Georgia
> Flu-like Illness activity level: High
> Flu-like symptoms so far this flu season (Oct 1- Jan 27): 5.9% of patients (out of 1,457,853)
> Flu-like symptoms in offseason (regional): 2.4% of patients
> 65 and over population: 13.8% (4th lowest)
> 5 and under population: 6.1% (16th highest)

See all stories featuring: Georgia