TEXAS (KIAH) – According to the Texas Influenza Surveillance Report, the positivity rate is down nearly 2.91 percent for week 52. It sits at just above 10.33 percent, which is still in the very high category according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria.

Outbreaks went up by 1 last week. It was reported in North Central Texas at a nursing facility.

Two thousand three hundred and fifty-nine deaths have been reported in the state during the current flu season.

Texas Influenza and Influenza-like Illness
Surveillance Component
Previous Week
Change
Current
Week
 
Previous
Week
Report
Page
Statewide ILINet Activity Indicator assigned
by CDC (intensity of influenza-like illness)
Stayed the SameVery HighVery High
Percentage of specimens positive for
influenza by hospital laboratories
▼2.91%10.33%13.24%1
Percentage of visits due to ILI (ILINet)▼0.20%6.53%6.73%4
Number of regions reporting
increased flu/ILI activity
Stayed the same446
Number of regions reporting
decreased flu/ILI activity
▲2426
Number of variant/novel influenza
infections
No change006
Number of ILI/influenza outbreaksDecreased136
Number of pediatric influenza deathsDecreased027
Summary of Texas Influenza (Flu) and Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Activity as of January 6, 2023