According to the department, restrictions were introduced in eight schools in the cities of Alushta, Kerch, Simferopol, as well as in the Dzhankoy, Leninsky, Razdolnensky and Saksky districts. Five groups are closed in four kindergartens. These are preschool institutions in the Alushta, Kerch, Krasnogvardeisky and Chernomorsky regions.
Judging by the statistics, the peak of seasonal SARS in the Crimea occurred at the end of December last year. Then 82 classes in 42 schools and 22 groups in 13 kindergartens were closed.
Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor reported that the incidence of influenza and SARS in Russia decreased by 52 percent in a week, but still remains tense. In Crimea and Sevastopol, laboratory tests revealed influenza A and B, as well as viruses of non-influenza etiology. Among the latter, metapneviruses, adenoviruses, and RS viruses are predominantly recorded.
Until the end of last year, some 900,000 people in the region had been vaccinated against influenza.