SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 466 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu, also known as the swine flu, statewide, a jump of 45 cases in one day. | http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2009/05/11/news/doc4a07af7167071592061954.txt"> US, Costa Rica H1N1 flu deaths reported | http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2009/05/11/news/doc4a07b05b9352a274388303.txt"> Worldwide developments of H1N1 flu

According to Sunday's tally, Chicago has 208 cases, up from 187 on Saturday. Suburban Cook County has 130 cases, up from 118 the day before.

U.S. and global health officials say there are 4,370 confirmed swine flu cases in 29 countries, including at least 1,626 in Mexico, at least 2,254 in the United States and 280 in Canada.

Fifty-three people have died, including three in the United States.


A look at Illinois swine flu cases

Illinois health officials have updated the state's swine flu numbers. A case is "confirmed" when additional laboratory testing backs up initial test results. Until then, the case is called "probable."

The state began doing its own confirmation tests on May 3, which meant quicker turnaround on results and large increases in confirmed cases.

The tally, as time goes on, will show largely the most serious cases because doctors are following the state's recommendation to test only severely ill patients. The virus has turned out to be milder than initially feared, so many mild cases may not be counted.

Boone: 3 confirmed.

Chicago: 208 confirmed.

Cook (suburban): 130 confirmed.

DeKalb: 1 confirmed.

DuPage: 36 confirmed.

Franklin: 1 confirmed.

Kane: 26 confirmed.

Kendall: 1 confirmed.

Knox: 2 confirmed.

Lake: 15 confirmed.

McHenry: 2 confirmed.

Ogle: 1 confirmed.

Sangamon: 1 confirmed.

Will: 33 confirmed.

Winnebago: 1 probable, 5 confirmed.

Undetermined: 1 confirmed.

Total: 1 probable, 466 confirmed.

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health.

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