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Respiratory cases on the rise

May 24, 2024 10:15 am in by

As the flu season begins and notifications of respiratory viruses rise across the state, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is joining with the Illawarra Shoalhaven and Southern NSW local health districts to urge communities to stay up to date with vaccinations to protect themselves and others in their communities. 

The latest NSW Health Respiratory Surveillance Report shows influenza and COVID transmission in the community is increasing, while respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remains at high levels. 

COORDINARE’s Illawarra Shoalhaven Medical Director, Dr Katherine Michelmore said the latest data shows more 382 people were diagnosed with influenza across the Illawarra Shoalhaven and South Western Sydney in the week ending 11 May 2024. 

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As well there were 430 COVID cases and 496 RSV cases reported.

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