246 people died of flu in Ukraine

246 people died of flu in Ukraine

As of February 8, 2016, 246 people have died of flu and its complications in Ukraine since the onset of the flu outbreak in the country, the Ukrainian Healthcare Ministry said on Tuesday, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Interfax.

“The latest information available indicates that 246 flu-related deaths confirmed by laboratory test results have been recorded, including three children under the age of 17. The highest flu mortality rates have been recorded in the Odesa region – 40 cases, Kyiv – 29 cases, the Kharkiv region – 15, the Cherkasy region – 14, and the Rivne region – 14,” the ministry said.

On Monday, the Ukrainian Healthcare Ministry put the number of deaths caused by flu and its complications at 220.

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