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Two more deaths linked to H1N1

Two more deaths in San Diego County have been linked to the swine flu pandemic, bringing the total number of fatal cases in the region to 27, health officials announced Wednesday.

The victims included a 39-year-old woman, who was pregnant, and a 35- year-old man, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Both had underlying medical conditions.

So far, 417 people have been hospitalized in San Diego County due to the H1N1 influenza virus, according to the HHSA.

There have also been three deaths of non-residents that are not included in the local count, according to the HHSA.

County health officials again encouraged people to stay away from work or school if they have influenza-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

Those with underlying medical conditions experiencing influenza-like symptoms should contact their doctor, according to the HHSA.