Flu activity rising, most COVID trends dropping – CBC

City faces more respiratory outbreaks outside of COVID

Nov 22, 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 medication shortage.

They strongly recommend people wear masks indoors. Staying home when sick, keeping hands and surfaces clean and keeping up-to-date with COVID and flu vaccines are also recommended to help keep vulnerable people safe.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) said Thursday that flu and RSV levels are high, but COVID levels aren’t. Flu activity is rising, it added Tuesday.

Ontario and Quebec flu test positivity is increasing and RSV positivity has plateaued.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-current-cases-status-november-2022-1.6658600

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