PORT HOPE, ON – The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has released a new Respiratory Diseases Dashboard that will not only provide information on COVID-19 activity within the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and Northumberland County but influenza activity as well.
The information is based on data entered in the Public Health Case and Contact Management Solution, Integrated Public Health Information, Acute Care Enhanced Surveillance, and Ontario Laboratories Information System,
Previously referred to as the COVID-19 Dashboard, the new Respiratory Diseases Dashboard is separated into three sections – Overview, COVID-19 Activity, and Influenza Activity. The revised dashboard will still provide localized epidemiological information on COVID-19 activity including daily case counts, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths, outbreaks, and laboratory testing, but will also include a detailed overall summary of the respiratory season that also includes influenza information.
“We really wanted to provide our community with a data tool that provides both localized influenza and COVID-19 activity indicators and trends in a visual and impactful way,” said Fiona Kelly, Director of Foundational Standards and Chief Nursing Official for the HKPR District Health Unit.
The Respiratory Diseases Dashboard will be released weekly on Tuesdays within one consolidated report and available on the HKPR District Health Unit’s website.