Two more Swedes infected by swine flu

Two new cases of swine flu were confirmed in Sweden over the weekend, reports the Institute for Infectious Diseases (SMI) on its homepage.

The two cases constitute the fifth and sixth confirmed cases in Sweden, the first since May 6th. A total of 689 Swedes have so far been tested for swine flu.

The two infected cases are two people resident in the Stockholm area.

A total of 15,510 people in 53 countries have been infected with the A(H1N1) influenza, as the virus is officially known. The USA has reported 7,927 cases, closely followed by Mexico with 4,910.

The death toll so far amounts to 99 people – 85 in Mexico, 11 in the USA, two in Canada and one in Costa Rica.

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