Tuesday, June 16, 2009

US hardest hit by H1N1

The World Health Organization has released its latest statistics on countries that were affected by the swine flu virus. As of June 15, 2009, 76 countries have officially been reported to have contracted 35,928 cases of the H1N1 flu infection. This resulted in the deaths of at least 163 people.

The breakdown of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases by country is given in cumulative total: Argentina-343 cases with 0 death; Australia-1823, with 0 death; Austria-7 and 0 death; Canada-2978 with 4 deaths; Chile-1694 with 2 deaths; China-318 with 0 death; Colombia-42 with 1 death; Costa Rica-104 with 1 death; Dominican Republic-93 with 1 death; Ecuador-80 with 0 death; El Salvador-95 with 0 death; France-80 with 0 death; Germany-170 with 0 death; Guatemala-119 with 1 death; Honduras-89 with 0 death; India-16 with 0 death; Ireland-12 with 0 death; Israel-117 with 0 death; Italy-67 with 0 death; Japan-605 with 0 death; Republic of Korea-65 with 0 death; Kuwait- 18 with 0 death; Mexico-6241 with 108 deaths; The Netherlands- 61 with 0 death; New Zealand- 86 with 0 death; Nicaragua-56 with 0 death; Norway-13 with 0 death; Panama-272 with 0 death; Paraguay- 25 with 0 death; Peru-91 with 0 death; Philippines - 77 with 0 death; Saudi Arabia -11 with 0 death; Singapore - 47 with 0 death; Spain - 488 with 0 death; Sweden - 32 with 0 death; Switzerland - 22 with 0 death; Thailand - 29 with 0 death; United Kingdom-1226 with 0 death; United States-17855 with 45 deaths; Uruguay - 36 with 0 death; Venezuela - 25 with 0 death; Vietnam - 25 with 0 death; and Chinese Taipei with 37 cases with 0 death. Other countries not included have been reported with few cases and zero death.

Source: WHO

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