TORONTO'S FLU SEASON WILL PEAK AROUND THE HOLIDAYS

Nov 30, 2022

By Christine Ross

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Toronto’s medical officer of health is urging residents “in the strongest possible terms” to get their flu shots now.

Dr. Eileen de Villa says influenza is expected to peak just as people are set to gather for the holidays near the end of December.

The city’s influenza positivity  rate increased from 8 %to over 10 % since the last report — anything over 5 %indicates flu is circulating in the community.

There were 512 flu cases in the city for the week ending November 19th, that’s 58 more than the previous week.

Earlier this month, the province’s chief medical officer strongly recommended Ontarians mask up in all indoor settings in an effort to help overwhelmed children’s hospitals.

 

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