Chief medical officer currently optimistic about cold, flu and COVID-19 numbers for Northumberland


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Earlier this month, there were three places where outbreaks of COVID-19 occurred in Northumberland. Besides the hospital, the Golden Plough Lodge was hit and the Victoria Retirement residence. These senior’s homes are located in Cobourg.

The health unit has tracked more than 1,400 emergency room visits across its region for COVID, colds and flu since September.

All this may be a bit disturbing. But for Dr. Natalie Bocking, the chief medical officer of health, it is a lot better than last year. In fact, she is pretty optimistic about how things are going right now.

In this interview, she will give her reasons for her optimism, plus explain what is going on in Northumberland during this cold and flu season. And she will give some sage advice as to what people can do to avoid getting sick.

Originally aired: Oct. 27, 2023


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