New Caledonia has reported its first death from the newly found H1N1 virus. The eight-year-old patient who was admitted to a hospital with flu-like symptoms was said to have died two days later from pneumonia which is one of the complications of the swine flu virus.
This French Pacific territory believes that the cases of swine flu present on their island is should bolster the official confirmed cases of the swine flu. The government believes that 20,000 people or 8% of the Island's total population could potentially have the swine flu. So far there are 360 confirmed cases that are located all over the country.
The World Health Organization continues to ready the country for the second wave of the flu which is expected to hit within the next few months.