24 Sep 2009

Increase in reporting of swine flu cases in the Pacific

9:35 am on 24 September 2009

The total number of people suffering from confirmed swine flu in the Pacific has now reached almost 1700 cases.

That's almost 450 cases more than the 1266 recorded cases last month.

The data from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community website excludes Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

New Caledonia has 500 confirmed cases so far, Guam 286, Fiji 226 and French Polynesia 169.

138 people are suffering from the H1N1 influenza in Samoa, and 109 in Marshall Islands.