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No new swine flu deaths reported

No new swine flu deaths reported

Health officials in Northern Ireland have said there have been no new deaths caused by swine flu.

According to the Public Health Agency only five new cases of swine flu were confirmed during the period covering February 5 – February 11.

This has been welcomed by Dr. Maureen McCartney, consultant in Health Protection at the PHA.

She said: Numbers of swine flu cases remain low, which is a further indication that we are likely to have passed the peak of this winter’s flu season.

“There were only 5 new cases of swine flu detected and no further deaths reported, meaning that swine flu is now only circulating at very low levels.”

Dr. McCartney described the situation as “reassuring” and said the PHA will continue to monitor the situation.

To date, a total of 23 people have passed away while being treated for the swine flu. 

It is known that 20 of those who died had been suffering from underlying health problems.

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