THE number of cases of swine flu in the Balearics during the week 7th to 13th February decreased to 12.8 per 100'000 head of population, the Carlos III Health Institute reported yesterday.

The figure is below the national average of 15.74 cases for every 100'000 head of population. Furthermore, the A/H1N1 virus has ceased to become the predominant form of flu as it has been in previous months. When the pandemic was at its height in the Balearics, the virus - as opposed to seasonal flu - accounted for over 95 percent all flu cases.

According to latest reports, Catalonia, the Canary Islands and Asturias continue to be the regions with most swine flu cases, 44.83, 34.67 and 33.73 respectively.