VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • COVID-19 continues to increase in Virginia. ED diagnosis rates and hospital admissions are at the highest levels seen since February of 2023. Yet, they are still significantly lower than last year’s peak.
  • CDC forecasts suggest that COVID-19 hospitalizations will level off in the coming weeks. Statewide admissions levels are still classified as “low”. More than half of Virginia localities, covering 40% of the population, now report “medium” or “high” admissions rates.
  • Flu activity is increasing sharply. Statewide influenza activity is now “very high”. Flu hospital admissions have almost tripled in the last month. Models suggest that flu hospital admissions will continue to grow until mid-January.
  • Norovirus detections continue to increase across the region.
  • RSV activity in Virginia has dropped for three weeks in a row.

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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.