Cases of COVID-19, Flu, and RSV Remain High Throughout the U.S.

With the new year underway, you can expect more coughing, runny noses, and fevers in the weeks ahead. As of January 12, cases of flu, COVID-19, and RSV are elevated across most of the U.S, according to the respiratory virus update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Nationwide tracking from the CDC shows 37 states with high or very high respiratory illness activity — more than double from a month ago. Nationally, COVID-19 wastewater viral activity levels are also very high, with all regions recording increasing levels, per the CDC.

In addition to keeping tabs on the results from specific virus tests, the CDC also tracks reports of general respiratory illness symptoms, meaning fever plus cough or sore throat. The number of people seeking care for general respiratory illness symptoms not specifically identified in lab tests is also elevated or on an upward trajectory across most areas of the United States.

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