Almost 16 thousand people fell ill with flu in Kyiv

Almost 16 thousand people fell ill with flu in Kyiv

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Over the 51st week of the epidemic season, almost 16 thousand people fell ill with flu and acute respiratory infection in the city of Kyiv. The epidemic threshold has not been exceeded.

First Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk stated this, the press service of the administration reports.

“Over the 51st week of the epidemic season, 15,927 patients with influenza and acute respiratory infection were registered, the sickness rate grew by 4.5% from the previous week," he said.

According to Povoroznyk, an increase in the sickness rate was recorded both among adults and children. In particular, over the reported period, 5,743 adults fell ill compared with 5,206 over the 50th week (an increase by 10.3%), 10,184 children compared with 10,030 (an increase by 1.5%).

"The sickness rate among pupils grew by 1.4% from the previous week: 4,413 cases, which totals 43.3% of the general number of ill children and 27.7% of the total number of people who applied for medical assistance,” he said.

The first deputy head of the administration also noted that over the 51st week of the epidemic season, 269 people were hospitalized, of whom 212 were children.


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