The peak incidence usually occurs in January, immediately after the New Year holidays.
The country has recorded an increase in the number of cases of influenza and ARVI.
As reported by Rospotrebnadzor, the share of influenza viruses has been showing an increasing trend for the third week and last week amounted to 5.18%. More than 59 thousand cases of COVID-19 were registered, which is 38% more than the previous week. At the same time, 29.5% of the total incidence of Covid occurs in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Moscow region.
“To date, almost 71.5 million people have already been vaccinated against influenza as part of the All-Russian vaccination campaign,” the department noted.
According to the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova, traditionally the increase in the incidence of influenza, ARVI and coronavirus begins in November-December, and the peak occurs in January, immediately after the New Year holidays.
Earlier, Komzdrav announced a surge in the incidence of coronavirus in St. Petersburg.