NJ reports first swine flu death

June 15, 2009 10:39:36 AM PDT
Health officials say New Jersey has seen its first swine flu-related death. No details on the death were immediately available, but Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard has called an afternoon news conference to discuss the case.

As of Sunday, the Garden State had reported 235 confirmed cases and 113 probable ones.

Monmouth County has the most - 29 confirmed cases - followed by 27 in Essex and Morris counties and 26 in Bergen County. No cases have been confirmed in the southern Jersey counties of Cape May, Gloucester and Salem.

Last week, the World Health Organization declared swine flu a pandemic, the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.


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