The global swine flu death toll has reached 3,486, up 281 from a week ago, the World Health Organisation said Friday. In its weekly data published on its website, the UN health agency said the number of deaths since the A(H1N1) virus was uncovered in April rose by 281 from 3,205 a week ago. The Americas region continued to post the highest death toll, at 2,625. Asia-Pacific reported 620 fatalities, while Europe recorded at least 140 deaths. In the Middle East, 61 people succumbed to the virus while in Africa, 40 people died from it.