Since the start of epidemic season in Kyiv, a total of 21 people died of influenza complications, according to the main department of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service in the city of Kyiv.
“Since the beginning of epidemic season in Kyiv, 21 people died from aftereffects (pneumonia), including 11 people – over the third week, and 3 people – over three days of the current week (January 25-27),” reads a report.
According to the state service, people died of flu were adults, of whom 10 persons had the laboratory tested influenza A virus.
Over three days of the current week (January 25-27), more than 22,000 people fell ill with flu, which is by 7.6% higher than the same period last week. A rise in sickness rate has been registered among adults (+21.5%) and children aged 1-4 (+4.8%). Sickness rate among pupils totals 13.3% of all people ill with flu.