|It's starting to slow down.|
Canadian Maps from previous weeks, including any retrospective updates, are available on the FluWatch website.
The time it takes from the start to the finish of a vaccine production, is sometimes sufficient time for the virus to change, which is what happened this year in particular with H3N2. Evidence from the NML, however, still suggests that the vaccine continues to provide protection against the circulating A(H1N1) and B strains.
A total of 104 ICU admissions have been reported in adults ≥65 years of age with influenza A and 52 ICU admissions have been reported in adults 20-64 years. A total of 236 deaths have been reported since the start of the season: one child under 5 years of age, two children 5 - 19 years old, 16 adults between 20 and 64 years, and 217 adults older than age 65. Adults 65 or older represent 92% of all deaths reported this season.
Toronto has it bad, of course the big cities, with more people, more people moving around, say, a transit system.