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Respiratory Virus Data

The respiratory virus data tool consists of surveillance dashboards and summary reports.

Respiratory virus data was last updated on June 6. The next monthly update will be on July 4.

Key trends

During the spring and summer, the COVID-19 Situation Report and Genomic Surveillance dashboards will be updated on the first Thursday of each month, and the Wastewater Surveillance dashboard will continue to be updated weekly. Updates to the remaining dashboards will resume in the fall.

Epidemiological week 22: May 26 to June 1, 2024

June 6, 2024

COVID-19 activity is relatively stable overall, following increased activity in early May. 

  • COVID-19 severity indicators have stabilized, following an increase in early May. SARS-CoV-2 levels have increased in wastewater sites in VCH, FH, and IH. Sublineages of JN.1 account for the majority of sequenced specimens. 

National and international context

  • In Canada, COVID-19 activity indicators remain at low levels and show early signs of stabilization following an increase in recent weeks. The JN.1 group continues to be the dominant lineage in Canada.

  • In the USA, SARS-CoV-2 test positivity has slightly increased in recent weeks, while emergency department visits and deaths due to COVID-19 remained low and stable. 

Respiratory virus data reporting has shifted to a spring-summer reporting schedule as of May 2, 2024. 

The respiratory virus dashboards display data for circulating viruses including influenza, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), enteroviruses/rhinoviruses (ERV), and others.

Respiratory season surveillance reports summarize key insights for circulating viruses including influenza, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), enteroviruses/rhinoviruses (ERV), and others.

2023/24 Weekly Respiratory Epidemiological Summaries

Special reports provide an in-depth summary of select topics during the current respiratory virus season.

British Columbia

Southern Hemisphere


    • The respiratory season report summarizes key insights from 28 August 2022 through to 22 April 2023. Following two years of relatively low non-COVID-19 respiratory illness activity in 2020/21 and 2021/22, the 2022/23 season is characterized by the return to seasonal respiratory virus co-circulation patterns, albeit with some atypical features.

  • Archived B.C. COVID-19 Data
    • Links to archived B.C. COVID-19 data including the B.C. COVID-19 Dashboard, maps, and PDF reports can continue to be accessed through the

About the Respiratory Diseases data platform

The Respiratory Diseases data platform combines surveillance for COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory pathogens in one platform to monitor trends throughout the respiratory season. The platform is made up of a series of interactive online data pages.

The last respiratory data update of the season was published on May 4, 2023. Updates on influenza and other respiratory pathogens will resume in the fall.

COVID-19 updates will continue monthly throughout the spring and summer.

Changes to COVID-19 data system: May 4, 2023

The British Columbia (BC) COVID-19 surveillance system was updated on May 4, 2023 to use infection episodes of COVID-19 to capture multiple COVID-19 infections in the same person. The update to the system will also capture all hospital and critical care admissions and deaths in a person with a positive lab test. This is a shift from using a system of using first positive lab result for surveillance.

For detailed information about the update to the surveillance system and impact of the changes, read the technical document: BC COVID-19 Surveillance System Update: Infection episode-based approach

National data 


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