People with flu-like illness
Estimates suggest that flu-like activity – that is, the number of people with flu-like symptoms seeing their GP – is currently low. For week 9 (ending 3 March), the weekly primary care consultation rate for flu-like illness in England was 15.1 per 100,000.
Admissions to intensive care units
In week 9, there were 48 new flu-related admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) reported across the UK. There were seven deaths from confirmed influenza in ICUs reported in week 9.
More detailed information on flu-like activity can be found in the Health Protection Agency’s (HPA’s) weekly National Influenza Report.