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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 ‘...
24.11.2022

Ten new influenza cases and 2,224 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 46, a grand total of 3,875 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 43% of all of the new cases involved children. Ten new influenza A cases were confirmed through laboratory tests, including nine influenza A cases and one influenza B case. A total of 2,224 new COVID-19 cases were added, of which 491 were confirmed through laboratory testing. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of...
18.11.2022

Nine new influenza cases and 2,191 COVID-19 cases were added this week

In week 45, a grand total of 3,305 people fell ill with acute respiratory infections. Overall, 38% of all of the new cases involved children. Nine new influenza A cases were confirmed through laboratory tests, including eight influenza A cases and one influenza B case. A total of 2,191 new COVID-19 cases were added, of which 490 were confirmed through laboratory testing. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of...
11.11.2022

Influenza blog, week 44: six new influenza A cases were added

Week 44 saw a total of 3,308 people fall ill with acute respiratory infections, of whom 38% were children. The average number of cases out of every 100,000 people was 248.7. Six new influenza A cases were confirmed through laboratory tests in week 44. Based on information which had been logged during a targeted survey of acute upper respiratory tract infections (with this survey being known as ‘Sentinel Monitoring’), it can be seen that the intensity of the spread of viruses is low, with the spread of the influenza virus being particularly limited. Compared to figures for last week, the...
08.11.2022

As of Monday morning, a total of 204 COVID-19 patients have required hospitalisation

Monday morning saw a total of 204 COVID-19 patients who required hospitalisation. Last week an overall figure of 179 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by hospitals. Based on the results from wastewater monitoring in week 44, the spread of the virus is at the red risk level, to the extent of approximately 45% of the country. In total, 2,298 new cases were added over the week, including 553 cases which were confirmed through laboratory tests and 1,745 cases which were diagnosed clinically. Juta Varjas, chief specialist at the Health Board’s Department of Infectious Diseases, said that...

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