VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • Case rates of COVID-19 and influenza are at a seasonal low. COVID-19 hospitalization rates in Virginia continue to fall with a 24% decrease from the previously recorded week.
  • China is experiencing a COVID-19 surge, which is expected to peak at the end of June. Health authorities there are preparing to roll out a vaccine for the XBB Omicron subvariant.
  • The UK identified ten mpox cases between May 4th and May 25th, bringing the 2023 total to 20.
  • Hurricane season began June 1st. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a “near normal” hurricane season.

VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update.

VDH Surveillance Data Update.

This page updates weekly on Friday by 5:00 PM.

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.