Mexico City, Apr 29: The death toll due to an outbreak of a new type of swine flue has risen to as many as 159 people in Mexico said Jose Angel, the Health Minister on Tuesday, Apr 28.
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.