Ottawa leaving January in better COVID-19 shape – CBC

Key trends, while still generally high, are all lower than the start of the month

Jan 31, 2023

The latest
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has said recent downward respiratory trends are encouraging. As of Tuesday’s update, the capital’s key COVID-19 trends are all lower at the end of January than the start and either stable or dropping.

It has maintained that it’s still worthwhile to reduce risks while COVID-19 levels are high.

Experts strongly recommend people wear masks indoors and, in Ontario, in the days after having COVID symptoms. Staying home when sick and being up-to-date with COVID and flu vaccines also help protect vulnerable people.

A broader look at respiratory illnesses comes on Wednesdays: overall, respiratory virus activity was seen as dropping and non-COVID virus levels generally seen as low.

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