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Cuba announces first swine flu deaths

Cuba announced that three pregnant women died after contracting swine flu, the first report of A(H1N1) casualties on the communist island.

world Updated: Oct 10, 2009 07:53 IST

Cuba announced that three pregnant women died after contracting swine flu, the first report of A(H1N1) casualties on the communist island.

"We unfortunately have to regret three confirmed cases of people who died" of swine flu, Deputy Health Minister Jose Angel Portal Miranda said on a television news program.

He did not say when the three women died, but did say that there are currently 621 known swine flu cases in Cuba.