Flu death toll rises to 56

18 dies in the past week

The death toll from the flu virus has reached 56 people after 18 more lost their lives in the past week.

According to the latest figures released by the HCDCP, a total of 56 people have died since the beginning of the epidemic flu, 18 of which in the last week.

A total of 226 serious influenza cases have been confirmed since the beginning of the outbreak, of which 219 were hospitalised in ICU.

Of these, vaccinations were 29 (13%). Also, of the 56 deaths, 49 were for patients treated in ICU and 7 for patients without ICU hospitalisation.