New swine flu deaths in Wis., Calif., Ill., Utah

June 4, 2009 By CARRIE ANTLFINGER , Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- Health officials in Wisconsin, California, Illinois and Utah reported deaths from swine flu on Thursday, and said all four patients had had other health problems.

The Wisconsin death, of a Milwaukee adult, was the state's first from the H1N1 . City Health Commissioner Bevan Baker would not release any details except to say that the person had a common underlying health condition that he would not specify.

A 74-year-old man from Gurnee, Ill., died Tuesday, according to the Lake County Health Department. Officials said he had significant medical conditions that increased his vulnerability.

Officials in California said a 9-year-old Concord girl had been diagnosed with and had a before she died May 29. The patient who died in Utah also was under 18, according to Gary Edwards, executive director of the Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

Officials with the federal Centers for Disease Control said Thursday that there have been 11,468 probable and confirmed swine flu cases in the U.S., including 770 hospitalizations and 19 deaths.

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