During the week of 20 to 26 December last, the Ministry of Health and Social Policy of the Iberian country accounted for 15 deaths as a result of this virus, although observed a decline in the number of new infections.

A statement from the portfolio led by Trinidad Jimenez said that health officials will not offer its usual weekly report on influenza evolution, and due to continued sharp decline in cases.

The Spanish Health Ministry reiterated that almost all patients present with a mild and respond to conventional treatments.

At the close of the fourth week of December, the case fatality rate of 0.21 deaths per thousand affected by influenza A (H1N1).