Swine flu death reported in Philadelphia

June 8, 2009 3:24:41 PM PDT
A Philadelphia woman has become the second Pennsylvanian to die from swine flu. Health department officials say the 26-year-old woman died Sunday. Philadelphia Department of Public Health spokesman Jeff Moran says the woman was very ill when she was hospitalized.

The state's first swine flu death happened last week when a 55-year-old woman from Berks County died. At least 29 people have died nationwide from the H1N1 influenza outbreak.

As of Friday afternoon, the state health department was reporting 361 confirmed swine flu cases in Pennsylvania. Seventy of those cases have been in Philadelphia.


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