Swine Flu U.S. Death Toll

CDC: About 12,000 have died from 57 million cases of H1N1 in the U.S.

HEALTH LA Times (Febuary 13, 2010) — An estimated 57 million Americans have contracted pandemic H1N1 influenza since the outbreak began last April, about 257,000 have been hospitalized with complications from it, and nearly 12,000 have died, according to estimates released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The total number of infected represents an increase of about 7 million cases since the last estimate was released in December, a modest gain that correlates with other data suggesting the swine flu pandemic has been waning.

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