Via the Centre for Health Protection: Latest update of surveillance data in winter influenza season. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (March 8) reported the latest surveillance data of the winter influenza season, and again urged the public to heighten vigilance and get vaccinated early against seasonal influenza.
Regarding severe cases, from noon yesterday (March 7) to noon today, six additional cases of influenza-associated admission to intensive care units or death (including five deaths) among adults aged 18 or above have been recorded under the enhanced surveillance in collaboration with public and private hospitals reactivated since January 2, bringing the total to 471 (351 deaths) so far. Among them, 448 were A(H3N2), five were A(H1N1)pdm09, seven were A pending subtype and 11 were B. In the last winter season in early 2014, 266 cases (133 deaths) were filed.
Meanwhile, no additional cases of severe paediatric influenza-associated complication or death among children aged under 18 have been reported since yesterday via the ongoing reporting system, and the total this year hence remains at 17 (one death) and all were A(H3N2). In 2014, 27 cases (four deaths) were filed.