Cumulative total for the season, as of




The number of new flu cases has moderated in several counties but jumped in others, notably Penobscot.  Across the state, Mainers aged 5 to 24 are bearing the brunt of the virus. The Maine CDC reports that age group, which is almost 22% of Maine’s population, has 41% of the confirmed cases of the virus. Perhaps as part of this trend, the state’s schools are reporting more outbreaks than in previous years.

There have been 21 deaths overall this season, including one child under the age of five. Forty-six people were hospitalized last week, bringing the number of hospitalizations to 373.

The numbers of confirmed cases this year is higher than Maine’s most recent severe flu season in 2017 – 2018.

Hover over the map for detailed county-by-county statistics, or compare week-by-week numbers by hovering over each week’s bar in the bar chart.

This interactive was updated on February 26, 2020 to include data from the previous week. The data are taken from the Maine CDC’s Weekly Surveillance Reports and are preliminary and subject to change.


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