Flu Down Slightly In Michigan, But Remains Active
We've been tracking the flu in Michigan since the beginning of flu season.
The latest report shows the flu is still active across Michigan, especial in the north.
Last week, 9.7% of office and clinic visits in northern Michigan were for flu-like symptoms. That's the second highest regional percentage reported by any region this flu season.
The southwest (2.9%) and southeast (2.1%) regions of Michigan saw slight decreases in reports of flu-like symptoms.
The "central" region, which includes West Michigan, remained close to steady with a slight gain in reports with a rate of 3.5%.
Statewide levels fell to 3.8%.
582 cases of the flu have been confirmed by the Michigan Department of Community Health this flu season. There have been 291 hospitalizations. There have been 9 confirmed cases of Influenza A(H1N1), one of which has been in "central" Michigan.