MADRID, Oct. (Xinhua) --
The number of A/H1N1 flu cases in Spain rose sharply between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3 to an estimated 40,564 cases, the Spanish Ministry of Health announced.
This weekly figure was a dramatic increase of 9,242 from the previous week's 31,322 cases. Meanwhile, the infection rate had climbed sharply from the previous 77.88 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 94.72 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the ministry added.
There had been 43 deaths to date as a result of the A/H1N1 flu virus; the last victim was a 46 year-old woman in Malaga.
However, nearly all of those who died also had other health problems. The mortality rate stands at 0.17 per 1,000 cases.
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