56 swine flu cases now confirmed in NJ

May 26, 2009 12:48:52 PM PDT
State health officials say the number of confirmed swine flu cases in New Jersey has nearly doubled since last week, bringing to 56 the total number of confirmed cases. The state has confirmed 31 new cases of the H1N1 influenza since late Thursday in 11 of the state's 21 counties. Those include Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic and Somerset.

People infected range in age from 8 months to 55 years old.

Health Commissioner Heather Howard says the new cases include clusters of two or more cases among students in Mercer, Monmouth, Morris and Hudson counties.

Howard says there are four probable cases that have yet to be confirmed.

There have been no swine flu deaths in New Jersey.

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