Flu cases rise in US: CDC data

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Influenza cases are increasing in most parts of the United States, and the highest level has been recorded in central and south-central regions, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A man wearing a face mask walks on a street in Manhattan of New York, the United States, Jan. 19, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

There have been at least 3.1 million flu illnesses, 31,000 hospitalizations and 1,800 related deaths so far this season, the CDC estimated.

The number of reported flu-related hospital admissions has increased each week for the past seven weeks, according to the CDC.

The CDC continues to recommend that everyone ages six months and older get a flu vaccine as long as flu activity continues.