Regional
10:48 am
Thu October 22, 2009

16 NM H1N1 Deaths

New Mexico – New Mexico health officials are reporting three new swine flu deaths in the past week.

The latest victims are a 51-year-old man from Santa Fe County with chronic medical conditions, a 6-year-old girl from Santa Fe County without chronic medical conditions and a 47-year-old woman from Valencia County with chronic medical conditions.

There have been 16 deaths related to H1N1 influenza in New Mexico this year.

The state Health Department says it has ordered 78,600 doses of nasal and injectable swine flu vaccine. Vaccine is arriving in small amounts and is being distributed to providers and public health offices statewide.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.