National Institute of Public Health: “We can talk about an end to the epidemiological alert situation regarding the flu”

The incidence of respiratory infections in the week of February 26 – March 3 had a downward trend compared to the previous one and was below the average level calculated for the last seasons, as a result, considering the sequence of three weeks in which both the total number of cases and the intensity of flu activity has been decreasing, we can speak of an end to the epidemiological alert situation, the National Institute of Public Health reported on Thursday.

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According to INSP, between February 26 and March 3, six new deaths confirmed with influenza virus were reported.

During this period, 77,825 cases of respiratory infections (clinical flu, IACRS and pneumonia) were reported, registering 5.8% fewer cases compared to the same week of the previous season (82,576) and 18.3% fewer cases compared to the previous week (95,217). The minus variation compared to the calculated average of 104,440 cases from the last seasons (2016 – 2023, excluding the pandemic seasons) was 25.5%.

At the same time, 1,523 cases of clinical flu were registered nationally, compared to 2,200 cases in the same week of the previous season and with 2,781 registered in the previous week, there is still a decrease in flu activity.

The most cases of clinical flu were reported in Bucharest (281) and in the counties of Brasov (144) and Cluj (103), in the rest the number of cases being less than 100.

In the same interval, 94 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza were registered (14 with AH1 influenza virus, 11 with AH3 influenza virus, 59 with non-subtyped A virus and 10 with B virus).

Since the beginning of the season, there have been reported: 2,085 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza, of which 353 cases with influenza AH1 virus, 312 cases with influenza AH3 virus, 47 cases with influenza B virus, 1,367 cases with non-subtyped influenza A virus, 6 cases with influenza virus AH1 and AH3, 72 co-infections of influenza virus with SARS-CoV-2 (15 cumulative SARS), 28 co-infections of influenza virus with RSV (5 cumulative SARS), 4 co-infections of influenza virus with SARS-CoV-2 and VRS (cumulative 2 SARI).

Since the beginning of the reporting period (October 2, 2023), 97 confirmed deaths with the influenza virus have been reported.

Until March 3, a number of 1,076,772 flu-vaccinated people were registered in the National Electronic Register of Vaccinations (RENV), of which 1,051,852 were from the population groups benefiting from settlement under the compensated regime.