2 More Swine Flu Deaths in NYC; Toll Reaches 32

Health Department quietly updates numbers on its Web site

Two more swine flu deaths have been confirmed in New York City, bringing the total to 32 since the outbreak began.
The Health Department posted the updated total on its Web site Tuesday.
The city has refused to release details on swine flu victims. The only information released on the two newest deaths was that they were people between the ages of 25 and 65.

The number of hospitalizations due to swine flu stands at 804. There have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases, and officials have said thousands of New Yorkers have experienced flu-like symptoms since the outbreak began in late April when a school group returned from a trip to Mexico.

Officials have maintained that there is no reason to panic and urged all New Yorkers to use the same common sense precautions as with normal flu.

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