Nearly 300 flu patients hospitalized in Kyiv last week
18:22, 19 February 2018

Nearly 300 flu patients hospitalized in Kyiv last week

Morbidity rate is lower than epidemic threshold by 13%

18:22, 19 February 2018

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287 flu and ARVI patients, 202 of which are children, were hospitalized in Kyiv last week. Mykola Povoroznyk, First Deputy Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration said it, as the administration wrote on its Facebook page

The intensity of the epidemic process in Kyiv is typical for this period. 27 638 flu and ARVI patients were registered in seven weeks of the epidemic season. The incident rate has increased by 6.5% compared to the previous week.

“The incidence rate among children and adults in Kyiv has increased compared to the previous week. 9026 adults fell ill compared to 7680 persons for the sixth week so it has risen 14.9%. 18 612 children fell ill, compared to 18 151, there is an increase by 2.5%. 67.3% among sick are children, 70.3% - in the previous week. The amount of sick among pupils increased by 2.1%, which is 8574 persons – 46.1% of the total number of sick children and 31% of the total number of people, who sought medical treatment,” he said.

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According to him, 287 people were hospitalized for the seventh week, 202 of them are children. 77 persons were vaccinated in private clinics and health institutions this week, 27 220 people – since the beginning of the epidemic season. 6 517 of them are children.

As reported earlier, 288 flu patients were hospitalized for the sixth week in Kyiv, 180 of them are children.

119 schools were shut for quarantine in Kyiv as of February 12.

Epidemiological threshold in five regions in Ukraine exceeded to 25%. These are Vinnytsia (by 8.1%), Volyn (7.7%), Zhytomyr (by 12.3%), Rivne (4.7%) and Khmelnytskyi (by 5.7%) regions.

Related: Classes cancelled in three Kyiv schools due to flu

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