VDH OEP Weekly Situation Update

Key Takeaways

  • Respiratory illness rates continue to decrease but remain elevated. This marks the third consecutive week of decreasing ED diagnoses rates for COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Overall rates are still well above annual averages.
  • Hospitalizations for COVID-19 and flu decrease. COVID-19 admissions levels are now classified as “low”. Hospital bed occupancy remains “moderate” per CDC standards. CDC models suggest continued decrease in hospitalizations for both viruses.
  • Norovirus detections in Virginia decreased 16% since the end of 2023.
  • Environmental and technological threats highlight global risks over the next decade. This according to the WEF’s 2024 Global Risk Report.
  • Since December 1, 2023, the CDC has been notified of 23 confirmed U.S. cases of measles. This includes seven direct importations of measles by international travelers and two outbreaks of more than five cases each.

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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.