Cookie policy notice

By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookies policy below:
Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can ony be used with your specific consent. Cookies allow us to ensure that you enjoy the best browsing experience.

This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Swine flu cases up 50%

By Steve Nowottny

The estimated number of swine flu cases in England rose by 50% in the past week, according to the Health Protection Agency.

The latest figures published today suggest a significant further rise in the number of cases as fears of a second wave of the pandemic grow.

HPA modelling, incorporating data from both the National Pandemic Flu Service and GP consultations, gives an estimate of 14,000 new cases in England last week (with a range of 7,000 to 30,000). The HPA said: 'This is a 50 percent rise since the previous week.'

GP consultation rates for flu-like illness in England rose to 22.2 per 100,000, up from 16.2 per 100,000 last week and 12.9 per 100,000 the week before that. The largest rises this week have been seen in the North West and Yorkshire and Humber regions.

According to latest figures there are currently 286 patients in England in hospital as a result of swine flu, while a total of 72 deaths related to swine flu have now been recorded.

The estimated number of swine flu cases rose 50% in England over the past week The estimated number of swine flu cases rose 50% in England over the past week

Rate this article 

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say