The healt ministry confirmed 625 deaths caused by influenza and acute respiratory viral infections starting from October 29 and into December 26 in all the 24 regions, the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol, and in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the ministry has informed.
Very high influenza activity has been most recently been reported in the country's eastern Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The first swine flu outbreak occurred during mid October in the western Lviv and Ternopil oblasts, eventually spreading to Kyiv by Halloween. A second wave of the virus returned in mid December.
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