New York State follows the example of the CDC and its reporting is at least a week behind at any given time. In the week ending November 7 2009, flu activity continued to explode in upstate New York.
New York State is reporting the level of this pandemic in several ways. In labs statewide for the week ending November 7, over 4,000 specimens tested positive for the A flu virus, 99% of those testing positive for flu. At the state laboratory, 43 of 45 specimens tested positive for Swine Flu.
The state is also tracking visits to hospital emergency departments for influenza like illnesses (ILI). In the Western Region, including the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Corning and Elmira, the rate was 19.8% of all emergency department visits. This was a 10% increase from the preceding week and a new peak for the year.
The Central New York Region, including the large military base at Fort Drum and the cities of Syracuse and Binghamton had a 19.1% ILI rate. That is an 8% increase from the preceding week and a new peak for the year.
The Capital Region is the area with the highest reported ILI visit rate in the state, 22.5%. That is a 15% percent increase from the previous week and nearly double the rate from two week prior.
The Hudson Valley Region and Long Island have much lower rates though the Hudson Valley is now just above a 10% rate. During the Spring wave of Swine Flu, this region reached a peak of 14% of visits to emergency departments for ILI.
Table of contents for Swine Flu 2009 New York Cases
- Probable Swine Flu in New York City
- More Swine Flu Cases in New York City
- Upstate New York and Swine Flu
- Swine Flu in Upstate New York State
- Swine Flu in New York May 1, 2009
- Swine Flu in New York
- Swine Flu in New York May 4 2009
- New York State Swine Flu – H1N1 Cases May 15 2009
- Swine Flu – H1N1 in New York May 21 2009
- Swine Flu Update for New York May 28 2009
- Swine Flu or H1N1 in New York May 29 2009
- Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 in New York June 1 2009
- Swine Flu – Novel H1N1 Cases in New York State June 8 2009
- New York Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 Update June 10 2009
- Swine Flu Update for New York State June 19 2009
- New York State Pandemic Swine Flu – H1N1 Cases for 6-23-2009
- New York State Pandemic Swine Flu – H1N1 Cases for 6-26-2009
- Upstate New York colleges in Swine Flu fight
- Upstate New York flu visits to E/R’s increase 50% in one week
- New York State swine flu report through November 7 2009