Seven H1N1 deaths in Lubbock and surrounding counties - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/2/09

Seven H1N1 deaths in Lubbock and surrounding counties

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - H1N1 deaths are now up to seven for Lubbock and surrounding counties. The Department of State Health Services says there have been five such deaths in Lubbock County, one in Floyd County, one in Cochran County.

A weekly report from the state says 12 people have been critically ill from swine flu in Lubbock County with another 7 who have been critically ill in the 41 county region around Lubbock.

The state health department's Lubbock region has fewer H1N1 related deaths than any other region of Texas. H1N1 cases are beginning to come down. But state officials say it is still important for people to continue taking precautions, such as good hand washing and vaccinations.

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