The woman had an underlying Drugs
health condition that made her more at risk from Isabelle Adjani
the disease, said Jessica Scaperotti, India De Beaufort
a health department spokeswoman.
Mitchell Wiener, an assistant principal at a Queens Jang Jin Young
middle school, who died on May 17, became the first person in New York State to die of the flu strain that has swept across much of the world since it was first identified Jacqueline Bisset Christine Dolce
Ms. Scaperotti declined to reveal any further details of the latest death, including the hospital where the woman had been treated. But she said that the woman died Flavia Cacace
sometime over the past two days and Sam Golzari
that testing had confirmed that the woman had the H1N1 virus. She would be the Todd Rundgren
11th confirmed death caused by swine flu in Supergrass
the United States.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in a statement released Sunday Freja Beha Erichsen
night, said: “My father also Kate Mara
died in his 50s because of an underlying health condition. I remember how hard that was on my mother, my sister and me, and my thoughts and prayers are Latanya Richardson Brandon Boyd
with Dana Workman
this woman’s Lucia Moniz Montel Williams
The number of people hospitalized with swine flu since the beginning of the outbreak in New York City Nerina Pallot
at the Albert Brooks
end of April had risen to 94 on Sunday from 68 Saturday and B B King Terrell Owens
57 on Friday, health department officials said, suggesting that the rate of infection Brea Grant
and hospitalization might be increasing.
Ms. Scaperotti could Kenneth Cranham
not say how Roy Horn
many of those Pendulum
patients were Jennifer Korbin
now hospitalized or how many were in critical condition. On Friday, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center said it had a patient Destiny Monique Emir Kusturica
in critical condition with swine flu at its location in Morningside Heights. Doctors there were optimistic that the Lily Donaldson
patient’s condition Lorin Latarro
“As Kate Thornton
we see more cases in the community we are going to see more severe illness and possibly death,” Laura Wright
Ms. Scaperotti said. “If you’re sick right now with flu, you probably have H1N1.”
By Friday, 12,022 cases of swine flu, including 86 deaths, had been reported to Gena Rowlands
the World Health Organization from 43 countries. Nadeea
More than half of the Green Day
cases were from the United States; of the deaths, 75 were reported by Mexico.
On Sunday, health officials in New York continued to stress that anyone with underlying health conditions — like diabetes, asthma, emphysema or a compromised immune system — who is Manuela Arcuri
exposed to flu should seek medical attention.
“It’s obviously a very stressful time for Paola Mendoza
people in Queens,” said Eric N. Gioia, Didi Conn
a Queens councilman. “I don’t know anyone who doesn’t know someone who has gotten the flu.”
“We all want a lot more information,” he added. “We feel there’s a huge disconnect with what’s going on out there with what we’re hearing from Elizabeth Olsen
The flu’s New York City history began in Queens at St. Francis Preparatory School, where hundreds of students became ill John Patrick Shanley
and 69 cases were confirmed, and it has caused dozens of city schools to close. Richie Mcdonald Jennifer Pena
Twenty of the schools — all but four in Chiwetel Ejiofor
Queens — are to reopen on Tuesday, including Intermediate School 238 in Queens, where Mr. Wiener, 55, was the assistant principal.
Seventeen public Deryck Whibley Cortland Finnegan
schools and programs will still be closed, although they are all slated to reopen by Thursday.
In addition, Tori Spelling
at least four yeshivas in the greater Flatbush area of Brooklyn have voluntarily closed due to swine flu, according to Assemblyman Dov Erin Lauder
Hikind, Julienne Davis
who represents Willie Mays
The schools were Natacha Peyre
Magen David Yeshiva, Yeshiva Tiferes Yisroel, Masores Morgan Freeman
Bais Yaakov and Yeshiva Shaarei Torah.
Each school had an unusually high absentee rate, and upon investigation this weekend, school officials Kyle Gallner
discovered Pixie Lott
probable or confirmed swine flu cases.