Cumulative total for the season, as of



The 2017-18 flu season continues to wind down as the number of confirmed new cases dropped in all but Knox and Oxford counties. The season doesn’t officially end until May and the virus has been known to have a late surge but usually the numbers show a steady decline.

Even with declining numbers, there were 3 deaths directly attributed to seasonal flu last week, bringing the total to 64. The number of new hospitalizations, 62, was greater than the week before, bringing the total to 1,238.

Hover over the map for detailed county-by-county statistics, or compare week-by-week numbers by hovering over each week’s bar in the bar chart.

This interactive was updated on March 15, 2018 to include the most recent data from the previous week. The data are taken from the Maine CDC’s Weekly Surveillance Reports and are preliminary and subject to change.