The country's chief sanitary doctor Igor Kuzin said that this is 40% more than last year.

He spoke about this on the air of the United News telethon, Suspilne reports.

According to him, against the background of the incidence of COVID, the coronavirus, the influenza virus, and other respiratory viruses are spreading in the country at the same time.

"We will gradually observe such a picture of the transition from one virus to another. And so far, as of today, we record that in the vast majority of our cases of coronavirus infection are registered, there are more of them," Kuzin explained.

COVID-19 fixation will peak in mid-December, with a gradual attenuation throughout January 2024.

"Starting in January, the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 will begin to circulate," the chief sanitary doctor predicts.

Since the beginning of the epidemiological season in Ukraine, 343 people have already died from COVID and other infectious diseases, including two children. On average, 4,<> people are hospitalized with such diagnoses in Ukraine every week.

As reported, earlier a new subspecies of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus "Omicron" was recorded in Ukraine. A specific feature of "Eris" is an additional mutation of the spike protein, which rather affects weakened immunity.

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