These maps show the rapid changes in the worldwide distribution of reported confirmed cases and deaths of “Swine Flu” [Influenza A(H1N1)] cumulatively from 01/05/2009 – 10/05/2009, the first ten days since Hong Kong reported its first case.
01/05/2009: Hong Kong had its first reported case imported on the first of May (first case reported in Asia). At the time Mexico had 156 laboratory confirmed cases included 9 deaths, USA with 141 laboratory confirmed cases included one death. Some European countries had scattered imported cases. New Zealand also had 4 imported cases.
02/05/2009: Mexico had reported 397 cases with 16 deaths. The sudden rises were probably due to ongoing testing of previously collected specimens. South Korea reported imported cases (second case in Asia). The pattern of reports in other countries has remained similar.
03/05/2009: Mexico had reported 506 cases with 19 deaths. USA with 226 cases and one death. At the same time Canada and Spain reported a marked increase of persons infected, 85 and 40 respectively.
04/05/2009: Mexico had 590 reported cases on record with 25 deaths. In addition, almost all countries in Western European had reported cases. Some parts of Central America such as Costa Rica and El Salvador had also reported persons infected with swine flu.
05/05/2009: Cumulatively 822 cases including 29 deaths were reported in Mexico. In USA confirmed cases had risen to 403 with one death. For the rest of the world, the number of reported cases was rising slowly.
06/05/2009: USA reported its second death out of 642 cases confirmed. In Mexico there were totally 942 cases with 29 deaths.
07/05/2009: Mexico had 1112 reported cases including 42 deaths, USA 896 cases with two deaths. Canada had 201 reported cases. Situation in Europe showed variation from country to country: Spain recorded the highest number of confirmed cases, 81, followed by the UK. In South America, Colombia recorded the first reported case.
08/05/2009: Cases had continued to rise in all countries. Brazil was the second country reporting persons affected by H1N1 in South America (outside Central America).
09/05/2009: Canada was the third country that reported death from Influenza A (H1N1), with 242 confirmed cases. The number of confirmed cases in USA (1639) had surpassed that of Mexico (1364), though mortality had remained lower in the former (2 versus 45). Japan became the third Asia country reporting imported cases, while Australia had reported its first confirmed case.
10/05/2009: Costa Rica was the fourth country reporting death from Influenza A(H1N1), with 8 confirmed cases. USA had the highest number of confirmed cases, 2252 with two deaths, followed by Mexico, 1626, with 45 deaths, Canada, 280 cases with one death and Spain, 93 cases.