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Swine Flu (H1N1/09)

How many people have died from Swine Flu in Britain?

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July 31, 2009 11:56PM

According to the National Health Service (NHS), as of July 16, 2009, there have been 26 deaths in England to date.

Health Protective Agency (HPA) estimates that there were 55,000 new cases of swine flu last week (range 30,000 - 85,000). This estimate is based on latest weekly consultation rates for flu-like illness, taking into consideration positivity rates for swine flu H1N1 from HPA's virological sampling and a range of assumptions related to the numbers of people attending their GP.