Most Ottawa COVID-19 signals are very high – CBC

RSV trends remain high on cusp of traditional respiratory season

Nov 29, 2023

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The city’s COVID-19 numbers to watch are mostly very high, and they are either stable or rising in this week’s Ottawa Public Health (OPH) updates.

The latest numbers show a high amount of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity, while flu trends are mostly low.

OPH says the city’s health-care institutions remain at a high risk from respiratory illnesses, as they have been since early September.

The city is about to enter the traditional respiratory season — December through February — with more coronavirus signal in its wastewater than at this point over the past three years, less flu signal than last year at this time, and roughly the same amount of RSV.

Experts recommend people cover coughs and sneezes, wear masks, keep their hands and often-touched surfaces clean, stay home when sick and keep up to date with COVID and flu vaccines to help protect themselves and vulnerable people.

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