STAFF REPORTER
THE Islands, it would seem is faring better than many other regions of Spain in terms of the spread of the H1N1 virus, reported the national flu-watch body yesterday.

Along with Extremadura and the Spanish city of Melilla in North Africa, the Balearics is experiencing no major surge in the numbers of those infected, whilst Andalucia has reported yet another week, 25th to 31st October, when contagion has spread noticeably - there are now 242.63 people with the virus there for every 100'000 head of population. Despite the rocketing figures in Andalucia, in terms of the number of people who have contracted the virus, the region remains below the national average of 292.94 per 100'000.

There are other places in Spain which are registering what the flu-watch network describes as “high” and “very high” levels amongst the regional population such as Castilla y Leon with 579.81 cases per 100'000 head of population, Cantabria (505.16), La Rioja (414.2) and Asturias (311.91).

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