State reports another H1N1 death

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said today that a 71-year-old woman from northeast Kansas has died from infection with the H1N1 virus. It is the state's 29th confirmed death from the influenza virus.

The woman's infection was confirmed March 19 and her death was reported to KDHE on Tuesday. She had underlying health conditions that placed her at greater risk for influenza complications, KDHE said.

H1N1 activity levels remain low in Kansas, KDHE said.

On Monday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said H1N1 infections continued, especially in three southeast states. In Georgia, the CDC said, 190 people had been hospitalized for H1N1 infections between Feb. 24 and March 16.

The Sedgwick County Health Department continues to offer free H1N1 vaccine, at its West Central clinic.