UVA COVID-19 Modeling Weekly Update

Key Takeaways

  • For the third week, not a single county or city is experiencing high COVID19 community levels. More than 95% of Virginians reside in localities at low community levels.
  • Seventeen localities, with 407,000 residents, are at medium community levels. High-risk individuals in these areas should wear a mask when in indoor public places.
  • XBB.1.5 remains the dominant variant. It accounts for an estimated 94% of sequenced cases in HHS Region 3 according to CDC’s Nowcast. There are no exceptional variants on the horizon.
  • Models project continued declines in COVID-19 confirmed cases and hospitalizations. Influenza rates are also expected to remain low.
  • The COVID-19 modeling and analytics products will transition to an all-threats framework over the coming weeks. Work on COVID-19 will continue. But efforts will expand to include other emerging public health threats.

VDH Weekly Modeling Report.

UVA Biocomplexity Institute Slides.

VDH Surveillance Data Update.

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