Confirmed swine flu cases worldwide top 11,000, with 80 deaths
In 41 countries worldwide
A total of 11,034 people in 41 countries worldwide have been officially diagnosed with the A/H1N1 virus as of 06:00 GMT on Thursday, with 85 deaths, the World Health Organization said in its daily report, RIA Novosti reported.
The number of laboratory-confirmed cases rose by 791, and five people have died over the previous 24 hours.
New cases have been registered in Mexico (244 cases, three deaths) the United States (241 cases, two deaths), Canada (223 cases), Japan (49), Costa Rica (11), the U.K. (7), Panama (4), Spain (4), Australia (2), China (1), Cuba (1), France (1), Guatemala (1), Italy (1), Norway (1)
Human A/H1N1 infections have been officially confirmed in the following countries:
United States - 5,710 cases, eight deaths
Mexico - 3,892 cases, 75 deaths
Canada - 719 cases, one death
Costa Rica - 20, one death
Japan - 259 cases
Spain - 111 cases
United Kingdom - 109 cases
Panama - 69 cases
France - 16 cases
Germany - 14 cases
Colombia - 12 cases
Italy - 10 cases
New Zealand - nine cases
China - eight cases
Brazil - eight cases
Israel - seven cases
El Salvador - six cases
Belgium - five cases
Chile - five cases
Cuba - four cases
Guatemala - four cases
The Netherlands, South Korea, Peru, Australia, Norway and Sweden have each reported three officially confirmed cases of the human A/H1N1 infection.
Turkey, Finland, Malaysia, Poland and Thailand have reported two cases each.
Single cases have been detected in Argentina, Greece, India, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Portugal and Ecuador