Six more deaths of A/H1N1 flu reported in four U.S. states
At least six more deaths of the A/H1N1 flu virus have been reported in four U.S. States on Monday.
Massachusetts health officials said that an 84-year-old man in Boston died from complications of the A/H1N1 flu, becoming the second victim of the virus in the state, Xinhua reported.
He died on June 18 after being hospitalized for six days, they said, adding that he also suffered from underlying health problems that increased his risk of complications from the flu.
A Boston woman in her 30s died from the virus earlier this month. There have been 474 confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu in Boston and 1,287 statewide as of June 26.
Health Commissioner John Auerbach said the numbers of flu cases have been decreasing in the state, but authorities still are seeing person-to-person spread of the virus.
Also on Monday, San Diego County health officials have confirmed two more deaths related to the A/H1N1 flu, bringing the death toll to 18 in the state of California.
The latest two deaths involved a 49-year old woman and 75-year old man.
Last Thursday, California heath officials reported 16 deaths and 1,294 cases of the A/H1N1 flu to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Meanwhile, Nevada health officials said a 33-year-old Clark County man infected with the A/H1N1 flu virus died on Sunday.
The Southern Nevada Health District said on Monday that the man had no underlying heath conditions and had been hospitalized since June 15.
The death is the second in the state. Earlier this month, a 70-year-old woman from New York state died in Nevada, as officials diagnosed her with the illness after she arrived in Las Vegas.
There have been 80 confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu in Clark County, 250 in the state, with a majority of people experiencing mild illness.
Finally, Connecticut Public Health Department on Monday reported that a person at the age of 40s had died recently in New Haven County after contracting the A/H1N1 flu, bringing the death toll to six in the state.
Last Thursday, the CDC confirmed there had been five deaths as well as 877 cases of the A/H1N1 virus in the state, including 36 who were hospitalized.
Nationwide, the CDC on Thursday reported combined 27,717 confirmed cases of A/H1N1 flu in all the 50 states plus the District of Columbia and U.S. territory Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, with 127 deaths in 22 states.