Flu cases double (4)

From 387,000 to 673,000 in a week

(ANSA) - Rome, January 3 - Cases of flu in Italy doubled in the last week, the Higher Health Institute (ISS) said Wednesday.
    From December 25 to 31, the ISS said, flu cases were around 673,000, making a total, since monitoring began last autumn, of around 2,168,000. In the previous week the number of Italians hit by the virus was 387,000. The surge concerned all Italian regions except the northeast, the ISS said. Many cases involved children, it said. The incidence in Italy is equal to 11.11 cases per 1,000 treated. It has already topped last year's peak, the ISS said.