9 swine flu deaths in New Jersey

July 1, 2009 1:30:53 PM PDT
Health officials say three more people - including a young child - have died from swine flu in New Jersey. The deaths confirmed Wednesday by the state Health and Senior Services Department bring the total in New Jersey to nine.

The latest victims were two men - a 54-year-old from Union County and a 45-year-old from Middlesex County - and a 6-year-old Ocean County boy. Officials said all three had underlying health conditions, but further details were not disclosed.

There are now 769 confirmed cases of swine flu in New Jersey, with cases reported in every county except Cape May.


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