7 More NYC Swine Flu Deaths Reported

City's total reaches 23 from outbreak

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009  |  Updated 4:40 PM PDT
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The city's death toll from the swine flu outbreak has reached 23.

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New York City officials are reporting seven more deaths from swine flu, bringing the city's total to 23.

The city health department didn't identify the victims or say when they died in an update posted on its Web site Tuesday. It says the victims were between the ages of 25 to 64 and most were hospitalized late last month.

Nassau County also reported one death from swine flu on Tuesday, a woman in her 20s who had given birth 10 days earlier.
    
New York City health officials said that at least 16 of the people who have died had underlying health conditions.

The city also said more than 1,000 cases of swine flu have been confirmed.

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