The infection of the influenza epidemic continues to spread. The number of patients per medical institution exceeded to 54 people, and the number of patients per medical institution lasted for three weeks continuously.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of influenza patients reported nationwide in the week to 4th was 54.3 persons per medical institution, and the number of influenza patients was updated nationwide for the third consecutive week. Estimated number of patients since last autumn has reached 13.93 million. The number of class closings such as elementary and junior high school has exceeded 8200 in one week, and it exceeds 5490 of the same period last year. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is seeing the epidemic spreading mainly in group life, and calls for thorough hand washing etc.
Source: ANN News