SAN DIEGO–The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency reported Wednesday one additional person has died and tested positive for H1N1 influenza.
The deceased is a 29-year-old female with no underlying medical conditions, according to county health officials.
Although the female tested positive for H1N1, county health officials said the virus has not been determined to be the cause of death by an physician or the medical examiner.
To date, there have been 62 deaths in San Diego County linked to the H1N1 pandemic, according to county health officials. Fifty-five of the victims were from San Diego County and seven were visiting the area. Locally, 778 people have been hospitalized with the virus.
According to the county health, all San Diego County residents are now eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine, which previously had been administered only to those deemed at the highest risk of developing complications from the virus.