VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • COVID-19 indicators continue to increase. While still low, COVID-19 hospital admissions increased 51% in Virginia for the week ending on August 26.
  • Due to the increase in COVID-19 indicators and interest, this update will include a section focusing on respiratory illness. This can be found on page two of this report.
  • Virginia is feeling the effects of post-tropical cyclone Idalia today. These include high winds and flooding of coastal areas. The storm is also causing hazardous conditions on open water. Two other named Atlantic storms are not expected to approach the U.S. at this time.
  • VDH has announced a statewide outbreak of meningococcal disease. Twenty-seven cases have been identified in Eastern, Central, and Southwest Virginia since June 2022.
  • San Francisco issued an advisory following an uptick in mpox cases.
  • There has been an increase in hospitalizations of children who consumed hemp-derived products.

VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update.

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 and emergency preparedness 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. These items are included for situational awareness only and do not represent an endorsement of the source or information therein.