New online resources are available for residents to understand local trends in respiratory illness rates. Mesa County Public Health will share trends with the public regarding COVID-19, influenza (flu), and RSV. In these updates we’ll share the latest numbers, as well as best practices for prevention and staying healthy.
“We wanted to create something helpful for our community. The data we’re sharing shows a more complete picture of the respiratory illness burden. We include COVID-19, the flu, and RSV – seasonal respiratory illnesses with some of the highest consequences. Our new resources show what people may be exposed to in their daily lives,” explained Rachel Burmeister, the Disease Surveillance and Emergency Response Manager at Mesa County Public Health.
The What’s Going Around webpage features:
- COVID-19 data, including hospitalizations and deaths, in the last 14 days.
- Flu Hospital Admissions in the last 14 days.
- How many people accessed care for RSV-like symptoms through St. Mary’s emergency department, urgent care, or admission to the hospital.
The Disease Surveillance team monitors this data to help determine how prevalent these illnesses are in the community.
Residents can also watch Wheeze Got the Numbers, a video released every other week on social media detailing the latest trends and numbers. To see the first video that has been released, click here.