COVID-19 levels rise slightly ahead of holiday break – CBC

Wastewater level of COVID, test positivity both rising in December

Dec 20, 2022

The latest guidance
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)’s weekly snapshot says the overall level of respiratory illness in the city remains high.

OPH says wastewater levels of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are very high and increasing. Wastewater levels of COVID-19 are also increasing, and OPH says they are considered high.

Across all indicators, influenza and other respiratory virus activity is stable compared to last week, while COVID-19 activity has increased.

OPH says now is the time to get vaccinated against flu and COVID-19.

Local officials say the health-care system, particularly for children, is under pressure. The flu season is worse and started earlier than normal, plus there are the continued challenges of COVID and RSV.

Along with the above advice, wearing masks indoors and keeping hands and surfaces clean are also recommended to help keep people safe, especially more vulnerable people including children.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-flu-rsv-ottawa-levels-december-20-2022-1.6692347

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