2 Illinois swine flu deaths reported - KMOV.com

2 Illinois swine flu deaths reported

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois saw two deaths due to swine flu and 66 new hospitalizations because of the virus in the last week.

The Illinois Department of Public Health released the updated statistics on Friday. The updated information means that 22 people in Illinois have died of swine flu and there have been 542 hospitalizations due to the disease.

According to the statistics, the highest number of hospitalizations at 163 have been children between the ages of five and 18. The greatest number of deaths, eight, fell in the 25 to 49 age bracket.

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