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02.02.2023

In total, 428 new influenza cases and 1,157 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week four of the new year, a grand total of 3,699 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 37.5% of all of the new cases involved children. In total, 428 new influenza cases were registered. A total of 1,157 new COVID-19 cases were also added. The number of those people who sought medical attention due to acute upper respiratory tract infections and COVID-19 remains at a stable level, with approximately 40% of those who have fallen ill being formed by children up to the age of fifteen. The number of people who sought medical attention due to influenza dropped by 29%...
26.01.2023

In total, 599 new influenza cases and 1,169 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In the third week of the year a grand total of 3,844 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 31.7% of all of the new cases involved children. In total, 599 new influenza cases were registered. A total of 1,169 new COVID-19 cases were also added. The number of those people who sought medical attention due to acute upper respiratory tract infections or COVID-19, decreased in comparison to the previous week (by 16% and 13% respectively). The number of new influenza cases remains at the same level, but the number of new cases which have been confirmed by laboratory testing...
19.01.2023

In total, 567 new influenza cases and 1,348 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In the second week of the year a grand total of 4,592 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 27.4% of all of the new cases involved children. In total, 567 new influenza cases were registered. A total of 1,348 new COVID-19 cases were also added. The number of those people who sought medical attention due to acute upper respiratory tract infections, or influenza, or even COVID-19, decreased in comparison to the previous week (by 13%, 42%, and 21% respectively). The lower figures were caused by the festive season and the school holidays, and are expected to rise again in...
12.01.2023

In total, 983 new influenza cases and 1,712 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In the first week of the year a grand total of 5,265 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 29% of all of the new cases involved children. In total, 983 new influenza cases were registered. A total of 1,712 new COVID-19 cases were also added. The number of those people who sought medical attention due to acute upper respiratory tract infections, or influenza, or even COVID-19, decreased in comparison to the previous week (by 24%, 33%, and 48% respectively). The lower figures were caused by the festive season and the school holidays. Based on information which had...
05.01.2023

In total, 1,902 new influenza cases and 2,566 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 52, a grand total of 6,894 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 34% of all of the new cases involved children. In total, 1,902 new influenza cases were registered, with 2,566 new COVID-19 cases also being added. The number of new influenza cases continues to grow, but the rate of increase has slowed. Across the past week the number new influenza cases which were confirmed by laboratory testing have increased by 14%. The number of people who sought medical attention due to acute upper respiratory tract infections increased by 33%. Based on information which...
02.01.2023

In total, 1,333 new influenza cases and 2,582 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 51, a grand total of 5,193 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 37.2% of all of the new cases involved children. In total, 1,333 new influenza cases were registered. A total of 2,582 new COVID-19 cases were also added. According to Olga Sadikova, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Influenza Centre, the influenza virus is still spreading widely, but the increase in the number of new cases has slowed. ‘The number of new influenza cases which were confirmed through laboratory testing increased by 64% within the last week. The number of people who sought...
23.12.2022

In total, 1,283 new influenza cases and 3,125 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 50, a grand total of 7,089 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 35.8% of all of the new cases involved children. In total, 1,283 new influenza cases were registered. A total of 3,125 new COVID-19 cases were also added. According to Olga Sadikova, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Influenza Centre, the influenza virus is currently spreading widely. ‘The number of new influenza cases increased by 33%. The number of hospitalised patients, however, grew by 58%,’ she pointed out. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute...
15.12.2022

The spread of viruses is showing a growing trend: 804 new influenza cases and 2,991 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 49, a grand total of 5,338 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 41% of all of the new cases involved children. The spread of viruses remained at the same level as for the previous week. In total, 804 new influenza cases were registered, of which 160 were confirmed through laboratory testing. A total of 2,991 new COVID-19 cases were added. The number of new influenza cases increased by 245% within the week, with the number of hospitalisations also growing by 60%. According to Olga Sadikova, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Influenza Centre, the intensity...
09.12.2022

In total, 233 new influenza cases and 2,719 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 48, a grand total of 5,165 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 41% of all of the new cases involved children. A total of 233 new influenza cases were registered, of which forty-three were confirmed through laboratory testing. A total of 2,719 new COVID-19 cases were also added, of which 536 were confirmed through laboratory testing. The number of new cases involving acute respiratory diseases increased by 32%, with the number of influenza cases increasing by 207%. Forty-three influenza cases, all of which were influenza A cases, were confirmed through...
01.12.2022

During the week, 22 flu virus were added along with 2,241 COVID-19 cases

In week 47, a grand total of 3,925 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 42% of all of the new cases involved children. Twenty-two laboratory-confirmed flu cases were registered, all of them involving type A flu viruses. COVID-19 cases increased to 2,241, of which 474 were confirmed through laboratory testing. In week 47, the etiological structure changed in the virus which is causing upper respiratory tract infections. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘...

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