Flu Alert: Five more New Mexicans die from H1N1

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By The Staff

New Mexico health officials say a 27-year-old woman from Doña Ana County is among the latest state residents to die in the last week after contracting the H1N1 virus.

The woman reportedly had no chronic medical conditions. The state also reports four other deaths from the H1N1 flu including a 51-year-old man from Valencia County, a 4-year-old boy from San Juan County, a 53-year-old man from McKinley County and a 53-year-old man from Bernalillo County.

These five deaths bring the state total to 26 deaths related to swine flu this year, according to New Mexico Health officials.

Officials say a 49-year-old man whose death was reported last week has been determined to be a resident of another state and is no longer included in the New Mexico death count.