America's Sickest Cities Hint: Florida's not the place to be during flu season By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Mar 12, 2011 2:46 PM CST 5 comments Comments Sicko. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Think spring is around the corner and the end to sneezing and sick ickyness is in sight? Think again, because there's lots of flu left to pass around. The Daily Beast runs down the 20 sickest cities, as broken down by health ranking, vaccination coverage, influenza deaths, and how much flu activity remains between now and May. Dayton, Ohio—140 deaths per 100,000 people of influenza or pneumonia Tampa—about 5% of its flu activity remains Mobile, Ala.—ranks sixth in flu tests San Diego—ranks third in flu tests, 5.92% of remaining flu activity Jacksonville, Fla.—a whopping 12.18% of remaining flu activity Miami—64.3% vaccinated Cleveland—ranks fifth in flu tests For the rest of the list, click here.