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Influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) healthcare data paused

We will not be updating influenza and RSV healthcare data for the next few months. This is because the systems used to report this data do not operate during the summer. We hope to resume updating this data in the autumn.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Last updated on Thursday, 13 June 2024 at 04:00pm

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the common viruses that cause coughs and colds in winter. RSV causes mild symptoms in most people, but can be serious for some infants, older adults and people with chronic medical conditions.

The testing data we have for RSV comes from a sentinel surveillance system (a data collection method used to monitor trends). This means there are limitations to these data. Find out more about data collection for RSV.

Healthcare

Hospital admissions rate per 100,000 people by age - respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Age breakdown of weekly rates per 100,000 people of patients admitted to hospital (including Intensive Care Units (ICU's) and High Dependency Units (HDU's)) with RSV.

Up to and including 13 May 2024

ChartThere are 8 plots on this chart. The horizontal X-axis is labelled 'date'. Whilst the vertical Y-axis is labelled 'metric'. This is plot number 1 on this chart. This is a green solid line plot. The plot has a label of '0 to 4 years'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '00-04' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 13 May 2024. It rose from 0.83 on 05 June 2023 to 1.95 on 31 July 2023. It rose from 0.8 on 07 August 2023 to 6.12 on 02 October 2023. It rose from 12.55 on 09 October 2023 to 44.83 on 27 November 2023. It fell from 32.94 on 04 December 2023 to 2.43 on 22 January 2024. It fell from 2.05 on 29 January 2024 to 1.37 on 18 March 2024. And finally. It fell from 0.68 on 25 March 2024 to 0.0 on 13 May 2024. This is plot number 2 on this chart. This is a red dash line plot. The plot has a label of '5 to 14 years'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '05-14' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 13 May 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 05 June 2023, ending with the same value on 31 July 2023. It fell from 0.11 on 07 August 2023 to 0.09 on 02 October 2023. It rose from 0.31 on 09 October 2023 to 1.13 on 27 November 2023. It fell from 1.52 on 04 December 2023 to 0.42 on 22 January 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.08 on 29 January 2024, ending with the same value on 18 March 2024. And finally. It fell from 0.09 on 25 March 2024 to 0.0 on 13 May 2024. This is plot number 3 on this chart. This is a purple solid line plot. The plot has a label of '15 to 44 years'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '15-44' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 13 May 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 05 June 2023, ending with the same value on 31 July 2023. It fell from 0.04 on 07 August 2023 to 0.03 on 02 October 2023. It rose from 0.07 on 09 October 2023 to 0.24 on 27 November 2023. It fell from 0.42 on 04 December 2023 to 0.07 on 22 January 2024. It fell from 0.03 on 29 January 2024 to 0.0 on 18 March 2024. And finally. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 25 March 2024, ending with the same value on 13 May 2024. This is plot number 4 on this chart. This is a yellow dash line plot. The plot has a label of '45 to 54 years'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '45-54' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 13 May 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 05 June 2023, ending with the same value on 31 July 2023. It rose from 0.0 on 07 August 2023 to 0.09 on 02 October 2023. It rose from 0.0 on 09 October 2023 to 0.1 on 27 November 2023. It fell from 0.69 on 04 December 2023 to 0.09 on 22 January 2024. It fell from 0.09 on 29 January 2024 to 0.0 on 18 March 2024. And finally. It fell from 0.1 on 25 March 2024 to 0.0 on 13 May 2024. This is plot number 5 on this chart. This is a orange solid line plot. The plot has a label of '55 to 64 years'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '55-64' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 13 May 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 05 June 2023, ending with the same value on 31 July 2023. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 07 August 2023, ending with the same value on 02 October 2023. It rose from 0.0 on 09 October 2023 to 1.18 on 27 November 2023. It fell from 2.18 on 04 December 2023 to 0.72 on 22 January 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.1 on 29 January 2024, ending with the same value on 18 March 2024. And finally. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 25 March 2024, ending with the same value on 13 May 2024. This is plot number 6 on this chart. This is a blue dash line plot. The plot has a label of '65 to 74 years'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '65-74' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 13 May 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 05 June 2023, ending with the same value on 31 July 2023. It rose from 0.0 on 07 August 2023 to 0.38 on 02 October 2023. It rose from 0.0 on 09 October 2023 to 1.99 on 27 November 2023. It fell from 2.84 on 04 December 2023 to 1.53 on 22 January 2024. It fell from 1.14 on 29 January 2024 to 0.24 on 18 March 2024. And finally. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 25 March 2024, ending with the same value on 13 May 2024. This is plot number 7 on this chart. This is a pink solid line plot. The plot has a label of '75 to 84 years'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '75-84' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 13 May 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 05 June 2023, ending with the same value on 31 July 2023. It rose from 0.0 on 07 August 2023 to 0.21 on 02 October 2023. It rose from 0.47 on 09 October 2023 to 7.35 on 27 November 2023. It fell from 5.71 on 04 December 2023 to 3.43 on 22 January 2024. It fell from 1.06 on 29 January 2024 to 0.4 on 18 March 2024. And finally. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 25 March 2024, ending with the same value on 13 May 2024. This is plot number 8 on this chart. This is a turquoise dash line plot. The plot has a label of '85 years and over'. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_healthcare_admissionRateByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of '85+' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 01 April 2024. The date fluctuates between 0.0 on 05 June 2023, ending with the same value on 24 July 2023. It fell from 0.74 on 31 July 2023 to 0.0 on 18 September 2023. It rose from 0.7 on 25 September 2023 to 3.78 on 06 November 2023. It rose from 7.3 on 13 November 2023 to 17.26 on 25 December 2023. It fell from 10.1 on 01 January 2024 to 0.0 on 12 February 2024. And finally. It fell from 2.08 on 19 February 2024 to 1.87 on 01 April 2024. - Refer to tabular data.
Tabular data

Hospital admissions rate per 100,000 people by age - respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) data for age breakdown of weekly rates per 100,000 people of patients admitted to hospital (including Intensive Care Units (ICU's) and High Dependency Units (HDU's)) with RSV.

Up to and including 13 May 2024

Date0 to 4 years5 to 14 years
13 May 202400
6 May 202400
29 Apr 20240.650
22 Apr 20240.650
15 Apr 20241.060
8 Apr 20241.030
1 Apr 20240.660.1
25 Mar 20240.680.09
18 Mar 20241.370.08
11 Mar 20242.050.08
4 Mar 20240.640.19
26 Feb 20240.640.09
19 Feb 20241.390.16
12 Feb 20242.640.09
5 Feb 20242.860.19
29 Jan 20242.050.08
22 Jan 20242.430.42
15 Jan 20244.260.09
8 Jan 20244.660.07
1 Jan 202412.470.17
25 Dec 202312.920.59
18 Dec 202315.810.42
11 Dec 202328.961.3
4 Dec 202332.941.52
27 Nov 202344.831.13
20 Nov 202339.021.13
13 Nov 202331.961.16
6 Nov 202333.471.13
30 Oct 202332.190.66
23 Oct 2023271.35
16 Oct 202318.770.5
9 Oct 202312.550.31
2 Oct 20236.120.09
25 Sep 20237.910
18 Sep 20233.90
11 Sep 20231.760
4 Sep 20231.270.11
28 Aug 20232.050
21 Aug 20230.770
14 Aug 20231.260
7 Aug 20230.80.11
31 Jul 20231.950
24 Jul 20230.80
17 Jul 20230.770
10 Jul 20230.830
3 Jul 20230.340
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300.14
12 Jun 20230.780
5 Jun 20230.830
Date15 to 44 years45 to 54 years
13 May 202400
6 May 202400
29 Apr 202400
22 Apr 202400
15 Apr 202400
8 Apr 20240.070
1 Apr 202400
25 Mar 202400.1
18 Mar 202400
11 Mar 20240.070
4 Mar 20240.070.09
26 Feb 20240.030.09
19 Feb 20240.060
12 Feb 20240.240.2
5 Feb 20240.070.1
29 Jan 20240.030.09
22 Jan 20240.070.09
15 Jan 20240.20.37
8 Jan 20240.290.37
1 Jan 20240.20.19
25 Dec 20230.230.37
18 Dec 20230.370.46
11 Dec 20230.470.75
4 Dec 20230.420.69
27 Nov 20230.240.1
20 Nov 20230.130.64
13 Nov 20230.610.67
6 Nov 20230.360.37
30 Oct 20230.260.09
23 Oct 20230.140
16 Oct 20230.030
9 Oct 20230.070
2 Oct 20230.030.09
25 Sep 202300
18 Sep 20230.080
11 Sep 20230.050
4 Sep 20230.040
28 Aug 202300
21 Aug 202300
14 Aug 202300
7 Aug 20230.040
31 Jul 202300
24 Jul 20230.090
17 Jul 202300
10 Jul 202300
3 Jul 20230.110
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300
12 Jun 202300
5 Jun 202300
Date55 to 64 years65 to 74 years
13 May 202400
6 May 202400
29 Apr 202400
22 Apr 20240.140
15 Apr 20240.10
8 Apr 202400
1 Apr 20240.110
25 Mar 202400
18 Mar 20240.10.24
11 Mar 202400.13
4 Mar 202400.13
26 Feb 20240.210.52
19 Feb 202400.12
12 Feb 20240.110.54
5 Feb 202400.13
29 Jan 20240.11.14
22 Jan 20240.721.53
15 Jan 20240.821.01
8 Jan 20240.921.91
1 Jan 20240.841.17
25 Dec 20230.413.16
18 Dec 20231.033.42
11 Dec 20231.252.47
4 Dec 20232.182.84
27 Nov 20231.181.99
20 Nov 20231.641.52
13 Nov 20231.482.21
6 Nov 20230.610.63
30 Oct 20230.310.63
23 Oct 20230.110.28
16 Oct 202300
9 Oct 202300
2 Oct 202300.38
25 Sep 20230.130
18 Sep 202300
11 Sep 202300
4 Sep 202300
28 Aug 202300
21 Aug 202300.23
14 Aug 20230.160
7 Aug 202300
31 Jul 202300
24 Jul 202300.17
17 Jul 202300
10 Jul 202300
3 Jul 202300
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300
12 Jun 202300
5 Jun 202300
Date75 to 84 years85 years and over
13 May 20240-
6 May 20240-
29 Apr 20240-
22 Apr 20240-
15 Apr 20240-
8 Apr 20240.64-
1 Apr 202401.87
25 Mar 202401.21
18 Mar 20240.42
11 Mar 20240.210.54
4 Mar 20240.640.54
26 Feb 20240.871.64
19 Feb 20240.212.08
12 Feb 202400
5 Feb 20240.221.13
29 Jan 20241.065.93
22 Jan 20243.437.51
15 Jan 20244.4711.33
8 Jan 20244.728.05
1 Jan 20242.8610.1
25 Dec 20237.6617.26
18 Dec 20236.1816.19
11 Dec 20237.2511.79
4 Dec 20235.718.18
27 Nov 20237.3511.71
20 Nov 20234.4710.25
13 Nov 20233.527.3
6 Nov 20231.493.78
30 Oct 20231.73.78
23 Oct 20230.471.82
16 Oct 20230.910.58
9 Oct 20230.470.61
2 Oct 20230.210.55
25 Sep 20230.270.7
18 Sep 202300
11 Sep 20230.310
4 Sep 202300
28 Aug 202300
21 Aug 202300
14 Aug 20230.310
7 Aug 202300
31 Jul 202300.74
24 Jul 202300
17 Jul 202300
10 Jul 202300
3 Jul 202300
26 Jun 202300
19 Jun 202300
12 Jun 202300
5 Jun 202300
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Weekly RSV positivity of people receiving a PCR test in England

The percentage of people who had a PCR test and had at least one positive PCR test result for RSV in the same 7 days. Data is shown by specimen date (the date the sample was collected).

Up to and including 27 May 2024

ChartThere is only 1 plot on this chart. The horizontal X-axis is labelled 'date'. Whilst the vertical Y-axis is labelled 'metric'. This is a black solid line plot. This plot shows data for RSV. Specifically the metric 'RSV_testing_positivityByWeek' for the England area, along with the age banding of 'all' for the gender group of all. This plot shows data from 05 June 2023 to 27 May 2024. It rose from 0.19 on 05 June 2023 to 0.92 on 31 July 2023. It rose from 0.91 on 07 August 2023 to 3.6 on 02 October 2023. It rose from 4.33 on 09 October 2023 to 9.71 on 04 December 2023. It fell from 8.89 on 11 December 2023 to 1.14 on 05 February 2024. It fell from 0.89 on 12 February 2024 to 0.52 on 01 April 2024. And finally. It fell from 0.3 on 08 April 2024 to 0.15 on 27 May 2024. - Refer to tabular data.
Tabular data

Weekly RSV positivity of people receiving a PCR test in England data for the percentage of people who had a PCR test and had at least one positive PCR test result for RSV in the same 7 days. Data is shown by specimen date (the date the sample was collected).

Up to and including 27 May 2024

DateAmount
27 May 20240.15
20 May 20240.23
13 May 20240.14
6 May 20240.27
29 Apr 20240.29
22 Apr 20240.18
15 Apr 20240.38
8 Apr 20240.3
1 Apr 20240.52
25 Mar 20240.35
18 Mar 20240.77
11 Mar 20240.64
4 Mar 20240.74
26 Feb 20240.66
19 Feb 20240.84
12 Feb 20240.89
5 Feb 20241.14
29 Jan 20241.46
22 Jan 20241.83
15 Jan 20242.51
8 Jan 20243.3
1 Jan 20244.38
25 Dec 20236.12
18 Dec 20237.51
11 Dec 20238.89
4 Dec 20239.71
27 Nov 202312.48
20 Nov 202312.41
13 Nov 202311.6
6 Nov 20239.98
30 Oct 20239.25
23 Oct 20238.52
16 Oct 20236.02
9 Oct 20234.33
2 Oct 20233.6
25 Sep 20232.17
18 Sep 20231.36
11 Sep 20231.13
4 Sep 20231.53
28 Aug 20230.79
21 Aug 20230.66
14 Aug 20230.89
7 Aug 20230.91
31 Jul 20230.92
24 Jul 20230.3
17 Jul 20230.23
10 Jul 20230.31
3 Jul 20230.3
26 Jun 20230.27
19 Jun 20230.19
12 Jun 20230.35
5 Jun 20230.19
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