Wednesday, April 29 2009
MEXICO CITY–Mexico on Tuesday revised downwards its confirmed death toll from a new strain of flu to seven from 20, Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova told reporters.
Cordova also raised the toll of “probable” deaths from the H1N1 virus to 159 from a previous figure of 152.
A total of 1,311 people remain in hospital after exhibiting symptoms of the flu, he said.
Cordova explained the change in the confirmed death toll by saying further, more rigorous tests had forced an official recount.
“Of 159 (probable) deaths, only seven have been confirmed,” he told the journalists.