The CDC is counting the District of Columbia as a state. I was doing some serious gloating about our relative abilities to add and subtract until I realized that. I feel better now that our numbers match. South Dakota has fallen; still only two people have died. Illinois and Wisconsin are out of control sick–392 and 240 cases respectively. Wisconsin is the really shocking one; two days ago they had only confirmed six people with it.
The CDC Update
May 8, 2009, 11:00 AM ET
As of 16:00 GMT, 8 May 2009, 25 countries have officially reported 2500 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 1204 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 44 deaths. The United States has reported 896 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Austria (1), Brazil (4), Canada (214), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (12), Germany (11), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (6), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (5), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (88), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (34).