Weekly influenza reports

FluWatch Summary

May 10 to June 13, 2020  (weeks 20 to 24)

  • In weeks 20 to 24, exceptionally low levels of influenza activity were reported across Canada.
  • During weeks 20 to 24, the percentage of tests positive for influenza (0.08%) remained at the lowest level recorded for the past nine seasons.  The proportion of primary care visits for ILI were lower than average; no outbreaks and very few influenza-related hospitalizations were reported.
  • Many influenza surveillance indicators may be influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, including changes in healthcare-seeking behaviour, and testing capacity. Current data should be interpreted with consideration for this context. See the COVID-19 Epidemiology update for information on COVID-19 cases in Canada.
  • The next monthly FluWatch report will be published on July 24, 2020. Weekly reporting of laboratory detections of respiratory viruses will continue via our Respiratory Virus Detections Surveillance System.
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