2023-2024 Viral Respiratory Disease Updates

Last Updated: June 5, 2024. Updates will resume in October. 

Takeaway: COVID, flu, and RSV activity is low across the FVHD and in Connecticut.

  1. Lab-confirmed COVID cases, acute care visits for COVID, and COVID-associated hospitalizations continue to remain low. 
  2. Over 510 deaths in CT residents have been associated with COVID, which is more than two and a half times the number of flu (107) and RSV (89) deaths combined. 
  3. Influenza-like activity is minimal in Connecticut and across the United States. Lab-confirmed flu cases in FVHD and CT residents and acute care visits for flu-like illness in FVHD residents continue to remain low. 
  4. Lab-confirmed RSV cases and hospitalizations in FVHD and CT residents continue to remain low.
  5. RSV hospitalizations are highest among young children and older adults. RSV-associated deaths are highest among older adults.

Explore the interactive data dashboards below to further explore trends for COVID, flu, and RSV in the Farmington Valley and in Connecticut. Click the full-screen button in the bottom right corner of each dashboard for the best viewing experience.

What Can You Do to Protect Yourself this Season?

  1. Get vaccinated if you are eligible. For the first time, there is a vaccine available for each major respiratory virus. Who is eligible?:
  2. Wash your hands often.
  3. Cover your cough.
  4. Wear a mask in public spaces if you are at risk of more serious illness if infected.
  5. Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms.
  6. Stay home if you are not well.
  7. Seek testing or care if your symptoms are not improving or if you are at high risk for complications. 
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