6th H1N1 death in Contra Costa Co.

August 7, 2009 5:01:50 PM PDT
A sixth person has died from the swine flu in Contra Costa County, according to health officials.

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The man, who had no underlying health conditions, died Wednesday, according to Contra Costa Health Services.

Health officials were not releasing further information about the man, citing patient confidentiality, according to county health department spokeswoman Kate Fowlie.

While most cases of the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, have been mild to moderate, as of last Friday, 114 people in the county had been hospitalized with the illness.

The health department will be updating information about any additional hospitalizations later today, Fowlie said.

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