Update: Two more victims of flu epidemics, death toll climbs to 89


The death toll caused by the influenza virus has reached 89, the National Institute for Public Health (INSP) has announced on Wednesday, after a 51-year-old man and a 94-year-old have passed away due to flu.

On February 3, the death of a 94-year-old woman in Bucharest, confirmed with influenza virus type A, subtype H3, was recorded. The victim also suffered from other diseases.

Another 51-year-old man from Prahova County died of influenza virus type A, subtype H1. The victim had no pre-existing medical conditions, and the death was recorded on February 5, according to INSP.

On Tuesday, the flu death toll was 82, as two women and a child have died of influenza.

Giurgiu County died on February 1, and tests confirmed she was infected with the type A flu virus. The old woman had other diseases and had not been vaccinated against flu.

On Monday, February 4, another 83-year-old woman from Prahova and a 2-year-old child from Covasna have been confirmed with flu. They both have died, they had pre-existing medical problems and were not vaccinated against flu.

Health ministry declared flu epidemic last week.

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