MOSCOW, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Seven people had died of the A/H1N1 flu pandemic in Belarus, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.
"Over the past two weeks, 19 people died of acute pneumonia in Belarus. Among them, seven were confirmed as having the A/H1N1 flu virus," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted Valentina Kachan, Minsk's chief sanitary official, as saying.
So far, 85 people had been confirmed as being infected with theA/H1N1 virus, 31 of whom were hospitalized, Kachan said.
Kachan said necessary medicine had been provided to hospitals across the country.
Up to Tuesday, the death toll of the A/H1N1 flu had risen to 14in Russia, and the number of confirmed cases totaled 3,122, said a Russian deputy health minister.