Physicians and clinic staff interested in tracking viral respiratory illness trends this season, can make usre of a new webpage created to offer an improved overview.
MDH launched the Viral Respiratory Illness in Minnesota (Data & Statistics) page as a one-stop shop for viral respiratory disease data. The page currently has interactive data on hospitalizations due to COVID-19, influenza, and RSV for the seven-county metropolitan area (among children and adults). In the coming weeks and months, MDH will add data to provide more information on circulating viral respiratory diseases.
The full Weekly Influenza & Respiratory Activity: Statistics report (containing influenza and RSV trends) and the COVID-19 Situation Update will continue to be updated weekly and there will be a link to those sites from the new page. Each page will be updated weekly on Thursday at 11 a.m.