Some 77,201 people worldwide have caught swine flu, with 332 having died from it, latest statistics posted Wednesday by the World Health Organisation showed.
The data indicated that 6,308 new A(H1N1) cases were reported, including 21 deaths, since the last bulletin on Monday.
The largest increase in caseload was reported by the United Kingdom, with 2,288 new infections including two deaths, bringing its total to 6,538 infections including three deaths.
Chile also added 1,025 cases including five deaths, taking its total number of infections to 6,211 including 12 deaths.
Some affected countries no longer keep track of all cases according to the UN health agency, while others do not report for each of the thrice-weekly bulletins.
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