Ottawa COVID trends stable or rising coming out of the holidays – CBC

The Kingston area has its highest test positivity average ever

Jan 03, 2023

The latest guidance
Local officials are watching the city’s respiratory illness trends after the holidays. The health-care system, particularly for children, has been under a lot of pressure because of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Experts strongly recommend people wear masks indoors and, in Ontario, in the days after having COVID symptoms.

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 people safe, especially more vulnerable people including children.

CBC Ottawa takes a look at COVID trends on Tuesdays and Fridays. A broader look at respiratory illnesses comes on Wednesdays.

Wastewater

Data from the research team says the weekly average level of coronavirus in Ottawa’s wastewater, as of Dec. 28, had been rising since the last week of November.

It’s back to where it was around the start of August 2022.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-levels-spread-risk-january-2023-1.6702184

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