Cumulative total for the season, as of




Flu activity in Maine continues to be strong with a large number of people seeking outpatient care for influenza. There was 5 deaths last week bringing the total number of deaths from influenza this season to 29. The number of deaths caused by the flu and secondary infections is probably much larger. In the last week there were 86 hospitalizations, bringing the season’s total to 734.

The data this week show that while the number of people who have tested positive for flu is larger this year, last year’s flu season was still more severe by mid-March, with 71 deaths and 1,326 hospitalizations.

The numbers of flu cases shown here are confirmed positive influenza tests.

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 20, 2019 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.


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