Respiratory Watch is New Brunswick’s system that helps monitor respiratory illnesses, their severity, and how they change when different viruses are spreading.
The weekly report provides a high level summary of the current COVID-19 and influenza activity in New Brunswick. The percent positivity can be used to estimate the amount of viruses circulating in the province while the number of outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths provide an indication of the level of severe disease.
The data is used to develop health advice for the public. This valuable information assists in providing recommendations for strategies and guidelines based on evidence for Public Health and other Health Care Professionals.