Flu showing signs of “steady decline”: B.C. disease centre
by The Canadian Parvasi
Although the number of positive cases of respiratory syncytial virus continues to rise this flu season, the British Columbia Centre For Disease Control asserted that signs indicate that the flu epidemic, which has hit Canada harder than ever this year, is on a “steady decline.”
The B.C. CDC stated that the positivity rate of the most common flu strain, influenza A, has shown a 7% decline from 27% to 20%.
On the other hand, the RSV positivity rate saw a rise of 3% from 6% three weeks ago to 9% last week.
The weekly report by the provincial government also details that, as of last week, there were 171 new hospitalisations in relation to COVID-19 and 27 deaths within 30 days of a patient’s first positive COVID-19 test were reported.
While the report stated that there are no new children’s deaths due to influenza, it maintained that children have higher positive tests for both influenza A and RSV as compared to the general population.