Nearly 90,000 swine flu cases reported worldwide: WHO

Jul 03, 2009

Some 89,921 people in 125 countries and territories have caught swine flu, with 382 having died since the outbreak was uncovered in April, World Health Organisation data released Friday showed.

Some 12,720 new laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) cases have been reported, including 50 deaths, since the last bulletin on Wednesday.

Five more countries and territories -- Malta, Bosnia, Aruba, Palau and Uganda -- have reported cases.

The largest jump in caseloads was reported by the United States, with 6,185 new infections including 43 deaths, bringing its total to 33,902 including 170 deaths.

also reported an increase of 1,582 infections including three deaths, taking its total number infections to 10,262 including 119 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.

The bulletin, however, reflects the spread of to new countries or territories.

(c) 2009 AFP

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