MOSCOW, September 27 (RIA Novosti) - The number of people diagnosed with the swine flu in Russia has risen to 457, 76 cases more than a week ago, Russia's top sanitary official said on Sunday.
"A total of 457 cases have been reported across Russia," Gennady Onishchenko said.
He said 326,000 cases of the H1N1 have been confirmed throughout the world and 4,200 people have died from the virus as of September 27.
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