Reports suggest that morethan 1,300 people are in hospitals, some of them 'seriously' ill, out of a total of around 2,500 suspected case of virus.
Most of the deaths have been in the capital, Mexico City, the adjacent State of Mexico and the nearby state of San Luis Potosi. Other affected states, such as Aguascalientes and Veracruz have only seen a handful of deaths. The Mexican health minister claimed that the victims include all age group ranging from children, adults, middle-aged people to elderly.
"The distribution doesn't follow a fixed pattern," he said.