The weekly retrospective gives a summary of trends in acute respiratory infections, including COVID-19 and influenza (influenza virus) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Trends of the week:
COVID-19: Increase, after a slight decrease during the school holiday week.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): Increased circulation of the RSV virus.
Influenza: few cases of influenza have been detected, with flu circulation remaining at a relatively low level.
COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2
From 6 to 12 November 2023 (week 45), the number of people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 increased to 294 cases, compared to 195 cases the previous week (+51%).
The positivity rate rose to 24% compared with 23% the previous week. The viral concentration detected in wastewater is increasing.
Taken together, the 3 indicators suggest that the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 is increasing and that the decrease observed the previous week was probably linked to the school holidays. The latest sequencing data available show a preponderance of the EG.5.1 variant (38.7%).
For the week of 6 to 12 November 2023 (week 45), the number of influenza cases reported by laboratories rose to 14, compared with 4 case the previous week.
These data largely overlap with sentinel surveillance by the National Health Laboratory (LNS), which indicates increased circulation of RSV, rhinovirus, adenovirus and SARS-CoV-2, but little circulation of influenza viruses. .
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
For the week of 6 to 12 November 2023 (week 45), the number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-positive individuals detected by the CHL laboratory rose to 37 cases, compared with 19 the previous week, presenting an increase of 94%.
Press release by the Ministry of Health