NEW YORK – The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention says 92 children have died in the United States because of the flu activity this season.
Flu virus activity was widespread in nearly every us region, the agency says with high levels of activity in 48 states and Puerto Rico.
This follows dramatic drops in flu activity during the first two weeks of 2020. The CDC says Influenza B viruses are the most commonly reported among children and young adults, while Influenza A is most commonly reported among people over the age of 25.
The agency estimates there have been at least 26 million cases of the flu, 250,000 hospitalizations and 14,000 deaths in the United States since this season began.