Annual influenza reports

FluWatch annual report summary

2020-2021 influenza season

  • During the 2020–2021 Canadian influenza season, no community circulation of influenza occurred.
  • Only 69 positive detections of influenza were reported, and influenza percent positivity did not exceed 0.1%.
  • Influenza indicators were at historical lows compared with the previous six seasons, with no laboratory-confirmed influenza outbreaks or severe outcomes being reported by any of the provinces and territories.
  • Globally, influenza circulation was at historically low levels in both the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres.
  • The decreased influenza activity seen in Canada and globally is concurrent with the implementation of non-pharmaceutical public health measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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