COVID trends stable or dropping, with more data available on flu and RSV – CBC

Ottawa wastewater researchers sharing flu and RSV measurements

Nov 15, 2022

The latest guidance
Officials in Ontario and Quebec say the health-care system, particularly for children, is under extraordinary pressure because of COVID-19, early flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) seasons, and a shortage of pain and fever medication.

Children’s hospitals are cancelling surgeries and sending patients to adult hospitals, or other regions, to try to cope. There have been more absences from schools and child-care centres, said Ottawa’s medical officer of health last week.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health has joined local voices in strongly recommending people wear masks indoors, staying home when sick, keeping hands and surfaces clean and keeping up-to-date with COVID and flu vaccines.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU)’s medical officer of health recommends masking in all social situations and any time someone has respiratory symptoms, including at home.

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