WEEKLY PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS EPIDEMIC THRESHOLD
The report is based on data collected from 5 March 2020 up to 28 February 2021 (week 8 of 2021).
- Total number of respiratory hospitalisations peaked for the second time in week 1 of 2021 at higher levels than the first and decreased since.
- The percentage of respiratory hospitalisations amongst adults (age groups 20-49 and ≥50 years) peaked at the end of 2020 and have since decreased.
- The percentage of respiratory emergency department and general practitioner visits increased during the second wave, more markedly so in emergency department visits (vs general practitioner) and adults (vs children).
- Similar trends were observed in all provinces evaluated, differences by province should be interpreted with caution due to low numbers in some provinces.