Tuesday, May 5, 2009

1,124 cases of swine flu confirmed in humans: WHO

Updated at: 1435 PST, Tuesday, May 05, 2009

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has raised its tally of confirmed human cases of swine flu to 1,124 from 1,025.

There have been 26 confirmed deaths. The global body says 21 countries have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases. The United States has 286 cases and one death.

Mexico has reported 590 cases and 25 deaths. According to the latest figures Tuesday Canada has 140 cases, Spain has 54, Britain has 18, Germany has eight, New Zealand has six, France and Israel have four each, Italy and El Salvador have two each.

Austria, China, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Colombia, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Korea and Switzerland have one each. WHO figures are often behind those reported by national health authorities.

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