Flu kills 313 in Ukraine – Health Ministry

14:45, 18 February 2016
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A total of 313 people have already died from influenza in Ukraine, the press service of the Ministry of Health has reported.

REUTERS

"According to updates, a total of 313 lab-confirmed deaths from influenza have been recorded since the beginning of the epidemic season, including five children under 17," the report says.

The largest number of the deaths was registered in Odesa region – 40 cases, the capital city of Kyiv reported 37 cases, Cherkasy region 22 cases, Donetsk region 24 cases, Lviv region 18 cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 3.8 million patients with influenza and SARS have been recorded since the beginning of the epidemic season in Ukraine, 9.6% of the population has already been ill.

The highest incidence of influenza and SARS has been recorded in the city of Kyiv (13.5%) and Kyiv region (16.9%). The lowest incidence is registered in Zakarpattia (6.4%) and Kharkiv (4%) regions.

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