Flu kills four more Canadians, toll 11

June 17th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS  

Toronto, June 17 (IANS) The death toll from the swine flu in Canada has reached 11 with four more people dying from the H1N1 virus.
More than 4,000 cases of the flu have been reported across Canada since the outbreak of the virus in April.

Of the four deaths reported Tuesday, two were from Manitoba province where a man and a woman in their 40s fell victim to the virus.

These were the first deaths in this central province of Canada which is known the country’s granary.

Two other deaths were reported from the French-speaking Quebec province where the toll since June 5 has gone to six.

Authorities said a middle-aged man and woman, who had other medical problems, fell victim to the virus.

So far, two deaths have been reported from Ontario province and one from Alberta province.

Canada is one of the worst hit countries by the swine flu.

The World Health Organization has reported more than 35,928 cases of the virus in 76 countries so far.

Since its outbreak in mid-April, the virus has claimed 163 lives worldwide so far.

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