On Monday, the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine said 46 deaths of the flu have been confirmed. This was announced by Deputy Minister Roman Vasylyshyn, Joinfo.ua reported with reference to Korrespondent.
“You could say that today nothing terrible has happened, because we did not reached the threshold. But, unfortunately, we can say that today in Ukraine 46 deaths from the flu have been confirmed,” – said Vasylyshyn.
For now, the average incidence rate is 31.8 persons per 10 thousand people, as Vasylyshyn said, which means that Ukraine has not yet reached the threshold of flu of 58 persons per 10 thousand people. But he also said that the Ministry expects to exceed it by 24 January.
“Unfortunately, we can predict that Ukraine will reach the epidemic threshold by the end of this week”, – he added.
Despite the fact that most of the sick are adults, doctors recommended to close schools.
“We recommend the local authorities to consider closing of schools, taking into account high number of ill children, as the city of Kyiv has already done”, – the official added.