The swine flu epidemic in Mexico is past its peak, Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos said on Sunday.

The number of recovered and recovering patients grew by 33 to 487 over the day. The death rate has been unchanged, 19, since Saturday.

In all, Mexico has done 1,280 swine flu tests.

The disease was registered in 18 states of Mexico, mostly in the capital area.

As of 3:00 p.m. Moscow time on May 3, the number of countries reporting A/H1N1 cases had grown from 15 to 17, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In all, 787 cases were reported, including 20 lethal.

Russian authorities will have an intercom conference on Monday to discuss the prevention of swine flu cases in the country, the Federal Consumer Rights and Human Well Being Service said on Sunday.