COVID hospitalizations steady in Sask., respiratory viruses increasing – CBC

Province’s top doctor says Sask. could have concurrent surges of COVID and influenza

Oct 13, 2022

Respiratory viral activity is increasing in Saskatchewan, while COVID hospitalizations have been steady since July, according to a report released by the provincial Ministry of Health Thursday.

The report, which combines data about COVID and other respiratory illnesses, replaces the monthly COVID-focused reports the province previously shared.

Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said the format of the report has changed because there are now more respiratory viruses circulating.

“This is the time that we anticipated respiratory viruses coming,” Shahab told reporters Wednesday. “So I think the timing of this is right.”

The health ministry will release the report biweekly during respiratory illness season, rather than monthly as the COVID reports had been since earlier this year.

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