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Five people die of flu, pneumonia in past 24 hours in Ukraine

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Dec. 8, 2009, 12:21 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
A total of 468 people have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine as of late on Monday, December 7. Five people have died of flu and its complications (pneumonia) over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Health Ministry reported.

Since the outbreak of the epidemic, nearly 2.104 million people have contracted flu and respiratory infections, including 47,379 people over the past 24 hours.

A total of 128,851 people have been hospitalized since the start of the epidemic (October 29), including 2,551 over the past 24 hours. Of those hospitalized, 102,510 people have been discharged from hospitals.

The epidemic threshold is exceeded in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Luhansk and Sumy regions.
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