1,154 instances of swine flu in SD county reported

The number of confirmed cases of swine flu reported in San Diego County since the pandemic began earlier this year stood at 1,154 on Thursday morning, health officials said.

Since June, 21 San Diego County residents have died from swine flu, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency. The latest deaths were reported Wednesday and involved a 61-year-old woman, a 22-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, all with underlying medical conditions, the agency reported.

In addition to the 21 residents, three people have died from swine flu while visiting San Diego this year. They are not included in local statistics but are counted in their hometowns, according to the HHSA.

County health officials have urged members of the public to stay home from work or school if they have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. Those with underlying medical conditions who experience influenza-like symptoms are urged to contact their doctors.

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