posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 06:58 PM
The number of confirmed swine flu cases in England has jumped by nearly 20% in a single day, latest figures show.
The Health Protection Agency statistics show that 535 new cases were confirmed on Friday, bringing the total to 3,364.
Scotland registered another 72 cases on Friday, an 8.5% rise, bringing the total to 922, and a 25th case was confirmed in Northern Ireland.
With 12 cases confirmed in Wales, the total number of confirmed UK cases now stands at 4,323.
Sir Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer for England, warned on Thursday that the UK could soon expect to see a surge of new cases.
He predicted tens of thousands of cases of swine flu could be emerging each week by the autumn.
If this isn't the media's attempt at fear mongering then this does not sound good at all.