VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • COVID-19 growth may be slowing and entering a plateau phase. COVID-like illness metrics show stagnation. Only two wastewater sites are showing growth this week. The statewide reproductive number suggests that case rates are likely stable.
  • Growth of COVID-19 hospitalization rates has slowed. Models forecast a few more weeks of mild growth before a plateau. This is consistent with trends seen in countries like Ireland and England.
  • Influenza and RSV rates remain low in Virginia. CDC data suggests that this year’s flu vaccine will be effective at reducing flu severity.
  • Data suggests that the strain of H5N1 avian influenza affecting Peru is more capable of infecting mammals than most. Yet, no human-to-human transmission has been observed.
  • The Netherlands reports a human case of H1N1 swine flu. Again, no human-to-human transmission has been observed.
  • The NWS expects Hurricane Lee to continue north away from Virginia. It may cause minor coastal flooding, and dangerous offshore conditions. Coastal wind gusts are also a possibility.

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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.