CDC says the flu is now considered ‘widespread’ in Tennessee

Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)– The Centers for Disease Control say that the flu is now being considered ‘widespread’ in Tennessee.

In the last week of influenza activity in Tennessee:

• The percentage of outpatients with ILI visiting the state’s Sentinel clinic  sites was 3.87.  

  • The CDC’s baseline rate is 2.4%.
  •  4.0% of specimens tested positive for influenza viruses.
  • 12 of 95 Tennessee counties have had at least one confirmed influenza-positive result in recent weeks.

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