Flu cases down, COVID-19 activity on the rise: Toronto Public Health – CBC

This year’s influenza season started and peaked earlier than usual

Jan 16, 2023

The worst of flu season appears to be over but COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, according to Toronto Public Health (TPH).

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa presented the latest data, with metrics as of Jan. 10, to the city’s board of health Monday, showing flu season appears to have peaked just as COVID-19 indicators show that virus is on the rise.

“In recent weeks, COVID case activity has steadily increased while flu case activity has significantly decreased,” said de Villa.

“We will continue to monitor, of course, to see how this continues.”

In the last few months, hospitals across Ontario have been battling unprecedented levels of respiratory illnesses, particularly RSV, COVID-19 and the flu. TPH says RSV, which put a severe strain on children’s hospitals, has since stabilized to seasonal levels and flu cases have significantly declined.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/flu-covid-rsv-update-toronto-1.6715378

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