35 dead in New York, 21 in Canada as global death toll mounts from Swine Flu
New figures show 21 Canadians have died so far as Swine Flu sweeps across the country with 7775 laboratory confirmed cases.
The death toll from Swine Flu keeps mounting across the globe with New York’s tally of fatalities mounting to 35. In total, the U.S. is reporting 27, 717 cases and 127 deaths from the potent novel virus that has now spread globally.
The total number of cases have jumped by more than 1,000 since the last report was issued. Authorities now think that as many as 60,000 to 120,000 Canadians may be infected since authorities are only catching between 1 in 10 to 1 in 20 cases through lab tests.
Swine Flu infections resulted in the hospitalization of 460 people in Canada – a rate of just under 10 per cent of the total infections. 69 of them were sent to intensive care unit. 35 per cent of those hospitalized were under the age of ten, according to government figures obtained by Vancouverite.
The latest figures for the United States released on Thursday show deaths jumped by about 40 since last figures were issued. The worst affected places are New York with 35 deaths, California with 16, Illinois with 12, Texas and Utah with 10 each and Arizona with 8. Washington State and Oregon are reporting three fatalities each.
2665 Ontario residents have been infected with three deaths. 1660 people have been infected in Quebec with 9 deaths. Alberta had 605 cases with one death. Manitoba has 371 infections with two deaths.
World Health Organization figures which have not been updated with latest statistics released by the U.S. show fatalities are now occurring in several parts of the world.
WHO reports 55,867 cases world-wide. Argentina is reporting 7 deaths, Australia 2, the UK has one, Chile 4, Colombia 2, Costa Rica 1, and Dominican Republic 1. The U.S. has the highest death toll followed by Mexico and Canada.