Health officials say New York has 96 new cases of swine flu, bringing the total confirmed to 462. State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines says the total outside New York City rose to 132 in 19 counties, with one case each in Clinton and Onondaga counties, and two cases each in Dutchess and Suffolk. New York City has 90 new cases. The total there is now 330.
Most cases of H1N1 virus infection have been mild, with symptoms resembling seasonal flu – fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and chills. But two people in New York City have died from the infection.
Health officials expect laboratory-confirmed cases to be a fraction of the infections in the state because many people don’t seek care and recover at home.