The number of swine flu-related deaths in New York City continues to rise, with seven more victims reported Tuesday by health officials, bringing to 23 the total deaths in the city attributed to the virus.
Most of the latest deaths involved people who were hospitalized in late May, the city Health Department said.
The agency declined further comment. The names of the victims were not released, with department officials saying that to do so would violate patient privacy laws.
And a new mother died on Long Island.