Influenza on the rise in the United States

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Influenza on the rise in the United States

Influenza is back in action in the United States as hospitalizations rise and reports of flu-related deaths surface.

According to ABC News, last year, the United State’s flu season brought about the lowest number of flu cases, which is in part the result of the COVID-19 safety measures, including social distancing, masks, school and business closures, and canceled travel.

The outlet reports that COVID-19 itself could have also contributed to decreased number of COVID-19 cases.

The latest data shows Washington, D.C.’s was hit the hardest by flu, with seven cases, according to information released by the CDC this past Monday.

The CDC reports states with the highest flu activity included Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico, New Jersey, Tennessee, Georgia and North Dakota.