City of Toronto is heading into a challenging season. In this situation, Toronto Public Health has asked for another 50 million dollars to deal with respiratory diseases. Dr. Medical Officer of the Department of Health. Eileen de Silva said in her report, according to epidemiological data, the incidence of respiratory viruses in Toronto will be high this season.
The report outlines preparations for the upcoming respiratory illness season. It is said that vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection. It is therefore recommended that people get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available. Wearing a mask, washing hands and maintaining physical distance can also play an effective role in preventing infection.
Last winter, the so-called covid-19, influenza and RSV-these three infections put a lot of pressure on hospitals. De Villa said that it could start early this year.
He wrote in his report, this year the season of respiratory diseases may start earlier. Along with this, outbreaks of covid-19, influenza and RSV may also increase. Other respiratory viruses can also be spread.
Since August, hospital admissions of patients infected with Covid-19 have been on the rise in Ontario. However, the number of people infected with influenza is still low. At least that’s what Public Health of Toronto data says.
From October 1 to 7, there were 1,135 hospitalized Covid-19 patients. 168 people were hospitalized due to Covid-19. However, in the first week of July, 203 patients were infected with Covid-19 among hospitalized patients. And 57 people were hospitalized due to Covid-19.