As shown by the above from Public Health England, chart, all cause mortality this year in England is better this year than the winters of 2016/17 and 2017/18.
They also report:
GP in Hours (GPIH) consultations for influenza-like illness (ILI) are decreasing and similar to baseline levels.
GP Out of Hours (GPOOH) contacts for ILI and difficulty breathing increased further. Increases were noted across all age groups and remain highest in the 15-44 and 45-64 year olds.
NHS 111 calls for cold/flu were below baseline levels, however this datashould be treated with caution due to the recent change in guidance on where the public shouldseek health care and changes in coding.
Emergency Department attendances for ILI decreased however attendances for pneumoniaincrease