COVID-19, Flu, and RSV Levels Are Decreasing From January Peak as Virus Spread Slows

You can expect more runny noses, coughs, and fevers ahead as levels of flu, COVID-19, and RSV continue to be elevated across the country.

The latest weekly update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 26 shows that the number of people seeking healthcare for fever plus cough or sore throat is elevated but decreasing in most areas. In some locales, such as Toledo, Ohio, and Milwaukee, news outlets are reporting that respiratory illness is going strong, with indicators climbing in the past week.

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Although respiratory illnesses may be persisting, their spread overall appears to be waning. This week, 22 jurisdictions experienced high or very high activity, compared with 37 jurisdictions two weeks ago.

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