“In the second week of 2022, in general, in the territory of the Russian Federation, compared with the previous two weeks, an increase in the incidence of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections among all age groups is recorded,” RIA Novosti reports.

As noted, the epidemic thresholds for the incidence of influenza and SARS in the total population have been exceeded in 46 regions of Russia.

Earlier, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said that the first symptoms of the omicron strain of coronavirus are similar to SARS.