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Some of Ottawa’s flu and RSV trends now seen as high

Nov 09, 2023

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The city’s COVID-19 numbers to watch are again mostly stable at levels ranging from moderate to very high in this week’s Ottawa Public Health (OPH) updates.

It has a generally moderate amount of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity and a generally low level of flu. Some of the individual trends are categorized as high, namely the flu signal in the city’s wastewater and the 11 RSV hospitalizations in the past week.

OPH says the city’s health-care institutions remain at a high risk from respiratory illnesses, as they have been since September.

Experts recommend that people cover coughs and sneezes, wear masks, keep their hands and often-touched surfaces clean, stay home when sick and keep up to date with COVID and flu vaccines to help protect themselves and vulnerable people.

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