The US now has 2532 confirmed cases of swine flu after a jump in figures in recent days official say. It is really a staggering increase, the cases are now up around 600 since Friday. This means the US has now surpassed Mexico as the most affected nation. In Mexico there are currently 1626 confirmed cases and it is trying to get back to normal but as far as US is concerned there is only three confirmed deaths whereas in Mexico there are at least 48 people who have died due to swine flu.
In Mexico people worked over the weekend to clean and disinfect primary schools which are due to resume classes after a two week break but this is not the same case in all the states in Mexico some states are planning on delaying the return to school for another week amid more suspected new cases.
Secondary schools and universities have already reopened last week as part of a gradual resumption of business after a shutdown of several days ordered by the Mexican government in a bid to stem the outbreak. Mexico was the first country where the outbreak of swine flu came to light. Globally now there are at least 4300 confirmed cases of swine flu across 30 different countries this includes China which on Monday reported its first case on the Chinese mainland.
Most of the cases in US has been mild with the third death being reported on Monday.
“More cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths from this outbreak will occur over the coming days and weeks, ” a CDC statement said.
“This increase in testing capacity is likely to result in an increase in the number of reported confirmed cases in this country which should provide a more accurate picture of the burden of disease in the United States,” the CDC said.