2 More H1N1 Flu Deaths Reported Out Of Alameda County

Saturday, January 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Mario Sevilla
Fri Jan 10th, 2014

ALAMEDA — Two more influenza-related deaths were reported in Alameda County today after the state Department of Public health announced fatal infections of the virus from throughout the state.

There have been three cases of H1N1 strains of the flu leading to deaths in Alameda County since the beginning of the winter season, county public health department spokeswoman Sherri Willis said.

One was reported earlier this week and two more confirmed cases came in today, she said.

The three make for a total of 11 flu deaths that have been reported in Bay Area counties, including two in Marin County, two in Santa Clara County, and one each in San Mateo, Sonoma, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties.

California Department of Public Health doctors said seven confirmed influenza deaths of people under age 65 have been reported this season up until Jan. 4. There are 28 more influenza-related deaths are under investigation.

Six of the seven deaths reported by the state were from the H1N1 strain.

The seven deaths as of Jan. 4 were in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Lassen, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Stanislaus counties.

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