Nationally, levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) and COVID-19-like illness (CLI) remain lower than peaks
seen in March and April but are increasing in several regions. The percentage of specimens testing
positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, also increased from last week. Mortality
attributed to COVID-19 decreased compared to last week but remains elevated above baseline and may
increase as additional death certificates are processed.