VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • All Virginian counties and cities are at low COVID-19 community levels. All regions are at minimal influenza levels. Statewide influenza levels are also at minimal for the first time this year.
  • The COVID-19 public health emergency is set to end May 11th, changing access to free at-home COVID tests and public health data.
  • One confirmed and 31 suspected cases of measles in American Samoa, which has been declared as a public health emergency. Schools there are closed through May 12th.
  • European researchers identified a cryptic COVID-19 lineage in two Polish mink farms. Researchers suspect the virus is from an unknown animal reservoir.

VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update.

UVA Biocomplexity Institute Slides.

VDH Surveillance Data Update.

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The VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update is produced by the VDH Office of Emergency Preparedness. This update covers ongoing or potential public health issues, including COVID-19. This product is intended to enhance situational awareness among the public health, healthcare, and emergency management communities. Some items covered may pose little or no threat to the public at large. For instance, an Ebola outbreak occurring outside of the United States would pose virtually no risk to Virginians, but emergency preparedness resources may be activated to coordinate efforts to monitor, quarantine, and potentially treat travelers arriving from affected countries. The update includes links to publicly available data and news sources. These items are included for situational awareness only and do not represent an endorsement of the source or information therein.