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Flu, pneumonia kill 445 people in Ukraine

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Dec. 2, 2009, 11:31 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
A total of 445 people have died of flu and flu-like illnesses in Ukraine as of late on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Four 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 1,937 million people have contracted flu and respiratory infections, including 43,977 people over the past 24 hours.

A total of 116,982 people have been hospitalized since the start of the epidemic (October 29). Of those hospitalized, 93,213 people have been discharged from hospitals.

The epidemic threshold is still exceeded in Zakarpattia and Khmelnytsky regions.
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