74-Year-Old Man is State's 5th Swine Flu Death

Gurnee man hospitalized, died Tuesday

A 74-year-old northern Illinois man has died from complications of swine flu, becoming Illinois' fifth fatality from the virus.

The Lake County Health Department says the Gurnee man was hospitalized and died on Tuesday. His name hasn't been released.

Officials say that, like the state's other swine flu fatalities, the man had significant medical conditions that increased his vulnerability to the virus.

Illinois has at least 1,268 confirmed swine flu cases.

Four other Illinois deaths have been reported. A 22-year-old Chicago man died May 24. The death of a female from suburban Cook County was announced May 27. A 42-year-old Kane County man died May 28, and a 20-year-old Chicago woman died Saturday, one day after giving birth.

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