From Jeff’s spreadsheet:
Jeff also just made individual charts, with nine-day rolling averages. (Why nine-day? It worked better.) From those charts, you can see that there was a definite rising trend for a while in Vancouver and the north shore, but levels now falling. He suspects that we’re seeing the end of a post-holiday spike.
Non-COVID Respiratory Diseases
It looks to me like the non-COVID respiratory diseases have peaked. This will probably be the last time I report on non-COVID respiratory diseases again in this blog unless something dramatic happens.
From BC CDC Pathogens Characterization with data through 7 Jan, adult non-COVID respiratory illness cases are continuing to fall nicely:
For Vancouver-Richmond-North Shore kids, everything sure looks like it has peaked.
Respiratory illnesses are definitely on their way down in the US Pacific Northwest. From the US CDC’s FluView Interactive: