Respiratory sicknesses that embrace a fever plus a cough or sore throat, inflicting individuals to hunt medical care in the USA, have remained elevated within the final two weeks, the Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) mentioned Friday.
“This week, 22 jurisdictions skilled excessive or very excessive exercise in comparison with 37 jurisdictions two weeks in the past,” the company mentioned in an replace, noting that there had been some decreases.
Whereas COVID-19, RSV and flu positivity charges remained elevated nationally, COVID and RSV charges decreased in comparison with the earlier week, and flu charges stayed about the identical.
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COVID-19, RSV and flu positivity charges stay “elevated” however have decreased within the final two weeks, the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned Friday. (Philip Dulian/image alliance by way of Getty Photographs)
Additionally, visits to the emergency room for the flu, COVID and RSV have decreased because the nation returns to work after gathering with household and mates for the vacations final month, spreading viruses in the course of the top of the flu season.
Ranges of COVID-19 detected in wastewater remained elevated however went down from “very excessive to excessive” and have been concentrated largely within the South, the CDC mentioned.
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States with a “very excessive” stage of respiratory sickness embrace New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana.