Flu in Arizona: See record influenza stats broken down across the state

Coming down with something? You're not the only one.

We're currently seeing the highest number of cases this early during an Arizona flu season since reporting began, officials say.

As of January 6, the Arizona Department of Health Services has seen 11,515 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza across the state this season, 2,455 cases being confirmed in the last week alone.

The total number of confirmed cases more than doubled since December 23, which totaled just over 5,000.

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Take a look at the chart below to compare this season's flu cases with last season, with consideration of the average over the last 5 seasons in yellow. 


Both the Maricopa County Health Services and DHS do not actively track flu deaths each season, but the DHS does review each season to see how many people died from influenza and pneumonia.

A total of 709 people died in Arizona during the 2016-2017 flu season, which is below the 5-season average of 731.

Click on each county in the map below to see the breakout of lab-confirmed cases across the state.

During the 2016-2017 flu season, Arizona was slightly above our average over the past five seasons.

But this season, the state has experienced over nine times as many cases as the five season average.

It should be noted that the AZDHS acknowledges that there are many reports that have not been processed and the numbers could still rise.

The agency also points out that this number represents a fraction of the total individuals with the flu, as many do not go to their doctor nor do doctors usually run tests on every patient.

These statistics provided by AZDHS are current as of January 6, 2018.

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