Ill. officials report modest increase in swine flu -

Ill. officials report modest increase in swine flu

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Health officials are reporting a modest increase from last week in the number of swine flu cases in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Public Health's weekly update says there have been more than 3,200 probable and confirmed cases of swine flu. There have been 14 deaths in the state from the virus.

The new count is about 90 higher than last week's tally. The rate of new cases has been slowing for several weeks.

For the first time, Grundy and Jo Daviess counties are reporting swine flu, with one confirmed case in each county.

Grundy County is in northern Illinois, southwest of Chicago.

Jo Daviess County is in northwestern Illinois and borders both Iowa and Wisconsin.

They are among 34 Illinois counties that have reported cases of swine flu since April.

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