Fourth death from H1N1 in Quebec
Published Monday, June 15, 2009 5:13PM EDT
Quebec Public Health officials announced Monday that a fourth Quebecer who contracted the H1N1 flu virus has died.
The death occurred in the Laurentians last Friday. The victim was aged between 10 and 19 years old. Officials would not give more details, including whether or not the victim had an underlying illness.
Dr Alain Poirier, director of Public Health for Quebec, said most cases of H1N1 are in the age group of 10 to 19 years old. The second most cases are found in those aged 20 to 29.
Officials confirmed 94 new cases Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 967. Ten of the new cases had to be hospitalized bringing the total to 134 since the outbreak began.