Romanian health authorities announced on Tuesday that the number of deaths due to influenza in the country has risen to 51 since this winter.
The last two persons who died of influenza were a man aged 83 from the western Timis County, confirmed to have had type A influenza, H3 subtype, and a woman also aged 83 from the Ilfov County around Bucharest, confirmed to have had type B influenza, according to a statement issued by the National Centre for Supervision and Control of Communicable Diseases of the National Public Health Institute.
The two had pre-existing medical conditions and had not been vaccinated against the flu, added the center in a release.
A 54-year-old man died of influenza A in mid-December last year, becoming the first death from the disease this winter in the eastern European country.
The number of flu infections has risen rapidly since late January.
Many schools across the country, including those in the capital city of Bucharest, decided to suspend classes to avoid more infections.
According to statistics, a total of 199 people died of influenza last winter in Romania.