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Ten people died from flu over past week in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

48 people have died since epidemic season started in Ukraine
16:01, 26 February 2020

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In Ukraine, ten people died from influenza and ARVI over the past week. The press service of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reports this information.

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From February 17 to February 23, 217,459 people fell ill with the flu, 61% of whom were children. Non-epidemic level of influenza activity persists only in Kharkiv, Luhansk, Dnipropetrivsk, Zaporizhya regions and in Kyiv.

During the week, 225 people were vaccinated against influenza, and more than 237,000 people have been vaccinated since the beginning of the epidemic season.

It is worth noting that since the beginning of the epidemic season, 48 people have died from influenza and ARVI, all of them have not been vaccinated. In Ukraine, ten people died from the flu over the past week.

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As we reported before, according to the Centre for Public Health of Ukraine's Ministry of Health, current influenza and ARVI morbidity rate in Ukraine has exceeded the epidemic threshold by 55.6%.  

26 lab-confirmed lethal cases have been observed since October 2019. 236,343 people got inoculated against the flu. 

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