Australian flu 2022, one million cases in one week

In total over 3.5 million cases, the incidence exceeds the threshold of high intensity

Cases of Australian flu in Italy are still on the rise – with hundreds of thousands of Italians struggling with symptoms – reaching almost 1 million infections (943,000) in the last week, from 28 November to 4 December 2022, for a total of 3,521,000 cases since the start of surveillance. This is what emerges from the latest Influnet report of the Higher Institute of Health (ISS) relating to the 48th week. “The incidence is equal to 16 cases per thousand assisted (13.1 in the previous week) and exceeds the high intensity threshold”, highlights the ISS.

The flu continues to strike children above all. “The incidence is increasing in all age groups, but the pediatric age groups are most affected and in particular children under five years of age, in which the incidence is equal to 50.2 cases per thousand assisted in the past week (November 28-December 4) compared to 41.2 in the previous week, the report reads. The incidence “in the 5-14 age group is 29.29 cases per thousand assisted, in the 15-64 age group it is 13.16 and among individuals aged 65 or over at 6.44 cases per a thousand assisted”, continues the report.