More than 6 million people have been sick with the flu this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday.
Between Oct. 1 and Jan. 5, the CDC estimates that between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people have been sick with the flu.
About half of those people have been to the doctor as a result, while between 69,300 and 83,500 people have been hospitalized.
The CDC hasn't released information about how many people have died from the flu, but there have been 16 flu-related pediatric deaths reported to the agency this season.
According to the CDC, H1N1, or the swine flu, is the predominant strain this season.