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Five more deaths in county linked to swine flu

The deaths of five more people in San Diego County have been linked to the swine flu outbreak, health officials announced Wednesday.

The latest victims included a 54-year-old woman, 36-year-old woman, 54- year-old man, 16-year-old girl and 11-year-old girl, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.

All had underlying medical conditions, according to the HHSA.

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

So far, there have been 52 deaths in San Diego County linked to the H1N1 influenza, according to the HHSA. Forty-five of the victims were from San Diego County and seven were visiting the area.

Locally, 713 people have been hospitalized with the virus, according to the HHSA.