COVID-19 trends high and stable in and around Ottawa – CBC

Some local vaccine campaigns take steps forward

Oct 12, 2023

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

It has a moderate amount of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity and a low level of flu.

Because of this, OPH again says the city’s health-care institutions remain at a high risk from respiratory illnesses, like they would be in December, January and February.

OPH is expecting the 2023-2024 respiratory virus season to be similar to its last, when COVID-19, flu and RSV surged at the same time to press health-care staff and the health system to the point the Red Cross had to help.

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