June 15, 2009

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Pike County woman, who tested positive for swine flu, dies at Orange County hospital; Ulster has more cases

PORT JERVIS – A 48-year-old Pike County woman, who was brought to Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis Friday, has died and Orange County Health officials said it appears she had swine flu.

Orange County spokesman Richard Mayfield said the woman, who had an underlying health condition, was brought to the hospital for treatment.

She succumbed to her illnesses on Sunday, he said.

Meanwhile, Ulster County officials announce there are two more confirmed cases of swine flu there.

That brings to three the total number of cases.

Public officials across the region, state and nation are monitoring the swine flu situation closely.

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