Respiratory Virus Levels Trending Downward Across the US


The winter months brought a flurry of three major respiratory viruses – Flu, COVID-19, and RSV. Fortunately, community spread of these diseases is trending downward. According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), multiple indicators of flu activity have decreased over the last few weeks. Test positivity rate, hospitalizations and outpatient visits for flu continue to decline. These encouraging trends notwithstanding, flu activity in New Jersey remains elevated in the moderate range. COVID-19 activity has also come down from its most recent peak over the winter. National data shows a decline in a range of COVID-19 indicators such as hospitalizations, emergency department visits, deaths, test positivity, and levels of the virus detected in wastewater.

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