Ontario’s top doctor to speak as flu season nears and COVID-19 cases expected to rise – CBC

Provincial wastewaster data shows small uptick in the virus after weeks of decline

Aug 31, 2022

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is set to discuss how the province is preparing for the fall flu season, just as Ontario wastewater data shows a slight uptick in the amount of COVID-19 in the province.

Data published by the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table shows wastewater signals, an early trend indicator, have ticked up since mid-August after declining for three weeks.

Last week, the group said that it will be dissolved early next month after more than two years of helping inform Ontario’s response to the pandemic.

The last time Moore gave an update was mid-July, when he announced Ontario would expand eligibility for fourth shots of COVID-19 vaccines to all adults. At the time, Moore said healthy people under the age of 60 who have had three doses already may want to wait until the fall for a second booster.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kieran-moore-flu-season-covid-2022-1.6567840

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