Kyiv records growth in number of people ill with flu and ARVI

Kyiv records growth in number of people ill with flu and ARVI

In the city of Kyiv, 18,269 patients with influenza and acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI) were registered over the tenth week of 2021, according to First Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk.

“In general, the epidemic intensity is at a low level and is 17.8% below the baseline. The sickness rate is currently 615.7," Povoroznyk said, the city administration’s press service reported.

According to him, the flu and ARVI sickness rate in the capital grew by 2.8% compared with the previous week, which took place due to adult population. Over the reporting week, among children – 6,547 fell ill (down 6.5%), and among adults - 11,722 (up 8.9%).

“Children total 35.8% in the sickness rate structure, compared with 39.4% in the previous week. Among pupils, the sickness rate decreased by 6.8%, to 3,271 registered cases," said Povoroznyk.

He also added that over the reporting week, 1,280 people with flu and ARVI were hospitalized, including 81 children.

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