The spike in COVID plus flu and RSV is putting Bay Area hospitals under pressure
Bay Area health officials said Wednesday that there has been a significant increase in flu activity and others
since the beginning of the month, it has led to a sharp increase in visits to emergency departments and is straining health systems across the region.
“This is the first year that we’re not only dealing with COVID, but with increased flu activity and unusually high levels of RSV,” said Dr. Sarah Rudman, Santa Clara County deputy health officer, during a press briefing. . “These are two other types of viruses that can also cause the same respiratory symptoms as COVID, but they can also cause severe respiratory illness — or even life-threatening illness.”