VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • Surveillance indicators suggest decreasing respiratory illness activity. ED diagnoses for COVID-19, flu, and RSV have declined two weeks in a row. Wastewater data also suggests decreasing activity levels. Despite the recent declines, overall rates of respiratory illness remain high statewide.
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 and flu are decreasing. Yet, statewide COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy remains “moderate”. Models suggest flu admissions will decrease, while COVID-19 admissions stabilize.
  • Cold air and wintry weather will move into the Commonwealth Friday and remain throughout the weekend. Wind chills overnight Saturday will be below zero in parts of Northwest and Southwest Virginia, and in the single digits in the rest of the state.
  • Potential measles exposures in Northern Virginia airports highlights a number of cases nationally. The outbreak in Philadelphia has reached nine total cases.

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 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.