A 41 year-old male dead in Gran Canaria Thursday, raising the number of swine flu related deaths to two in Spain, according to a report by the Ministry of Health. The first swine flu victim, was a Moroccan 20 year-old female, who died on the 30th June in Madrid.

The total number of confirmed cases of H1N1 swine flu virus in Spain has been raised to 969, and although the Ministry of Health noted that most cases are mild, there are various severe cases of swine flu in Madrid, Catalonia, Andalucia, Asturias and Galicia.

Swine flu has caused the death of 437 around the world and infected over 95,500 people, according to the latest World Health Organization report. The UK expects over 100,000 cases of swine flu per day in August and the United States estimates that over 1,000,000 people have already been infected with the H1N1 virus [in the US].