VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • Growth of flu and COVID-19 in Virginia may have stabilized. Multiple indicators for both viruses have decreased this week. Yet, overall rates of COVID-19 and flu remain high statewide. RSV diagnoses at emergency departments are also decreasing.
  • COVID-19 and flu hospital admissions decreased slightly. Models suggest January may bring a slight increase in COVID-19 hospital admissions. Flu hospital admissions are expected to decrease slowly. COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy remains “moderate”.
  • JN.1 is expected to become the dominant COVID-19 variant in Virginia this week. It continues to out-compete HV.1 and peers.
  • Norovirus rates may have stabilized in the region.
  • Another round of storms is expected tonight, with the potential for strong winds and heavy rains, but risk of floods has passed in most of the state.

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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.