At least 160 cases and three deaths have been registered in Venezuela from swine flu, officials said.

"We have officially registered 11 cases and sadly have two people dead from this disease here in Aragua state as of now," Aragua Gov. Tareck El Aissami said.

"We are taking all the epidemiological measures," the governor said.

One death has occurred in Lara state, where 16 people have tested positive for AH1N1 out of 65 suspected cases, Lara Government Secretary Teodoro Campos said.

The western state of Merida has registered the most cases of swine flu, with at least 125 confirmed cases, while neighboring Tachira state has only registered two cases, the official Agencia Venezolana de Noticias, or AVN, reported.

Six cases, including four registered at private hospitals, have been confirmed in the western state of Barinas, the state's health secretary, Seham Yammoul, told AVN.

Vaccination programs are being rolled out for those in at-risk groups, such as pregnant women, small children, people suffering from chronic diseases and health workers, Health Minister Isabel Iturria said. EFE