OHA release – At this point we are still seeing active COVID-19 and flu transmission in Oregon, while transmission of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has slowed significantly and Oregon met criteria for the end of RSV season March 30. (Note: Flu and RSV activity typically follows a seasonal pattern—increasing in the fall and winter and dissipating over the warmer months—while COVID-19 activity is still relatively unpredictable.) As we saw last season (2022-2023), COVID-19, flu and RSV account for a large proportion of hospitalizations for respiratory viruses during the fall and winter months. This season’s peak of combined COVID-19, flu and RSV hospitalizations was not as high as last season’s. Additionally, total hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 and flu are lower this season than they were at this time last season.