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Eight more county deaths linked to H1N1

The deaths of eight more people in San Diego County have been linked to the swine flu pandemic, health officials announced Tuesday.

The latest victims were 44-, 46-, 47- and 67-year-old men and women aged 35, 41, 42 and 48, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

All but one of the victims had underlying medical conditions, according to the HHSA. Three of the victims were not San Diego County residents.

All tested positive for H1N1, but the virus might not be the cause of death, the HHSA reported.

So far, there have been 45 deaths in San Diego County linked to the H1N1 influenza, according to the HHSA. Thirty-eight of the victims were from San Diego County and seven were visiting.

There have been 659 people hospitalized with the virus locally, according to the HHSA.