Flu epidemic threshold exceeded in Sumy region

Flu epidemic threshold exceeded in Sumy region

In Sumy region, the epidemic threshold for flu and ARVI has been exceeded by 10 %.

Serhiy Butenko, the head of the healthcare department at Sumy Regional State Administration, said this at a meeting on Monday, January 21.

"The flu and ARVI sickness rate in the region over the past week amounted to 558 people per 100,000 population, which is 10% higher the threshold. The number of patients reached 5,601 persons over the past week, which is less from the previous week (when 6,093 patients were registered). 52% of all patients are children," Butenko said.

According to him, the epidemic threshold has been exceeded in Krolevetskyi district - by 5%, in the city of Sumy - by 19.9%, and in the city of Lebedyn - by half.

Butenko also reminded that two people died of flu complications in the city of Konotop over the past week.

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