MEXICO CITY, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Some Latin American countries reported Wednesday new deaths and infections of A/H1N1 influenza, according to reports reaching here.
In Brazil, the health ministry reported a total of 584 deaths in the country, the highest death toll in the world, surpassing that of the United States.
The number of confirmed cases in Brazil was 5,206.
The states with the largest number of deaths are those from the southeast and south part of the region because of the fairly low temperature, the Brazilian authorities said.
The Ecuadorian health authorities have reported nine more deaths since the last report on Friday, bringing the total fatalities to 36 in the country. Meanwhile the confirmed cases rose to 1,382.
There have been reported infection cases in 24 provinces of the country, most of them in Guaya. On Tuesday, the authorities decreed yellow alert in Galapagos Islands after confirming the first infection there.
In Colombia, the National Institute of Health (INS) said the death toll reached 29 and the number of infections was 507, after confirming six new deaths and 134 more infections.
The INS said the most affected area has been the center of the country, despite preventive and control measures taken since May when the virus was first reported in Colombia.
The Honduran health authorities have reported the death of a 26-year-old female, raising the death toll in the country to eight. The infection cases rose to 373.
Nicaraguan Health Minister Guillermo Gonzalez confirmed two new deaths, raising the death toll in the country to four. The patients were a 25-year-old female and a 36-year-old female, both from Managua department. One of them had asthma and the other had antecedents risk factors.
Meanwhile the total confirmed cases in Nicaragua reached 791. Among them, 743 have completely recovered.
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