Illinois Swine Flu Cases Swell To Over 3,300, 15 Deaths

08/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Health officials say the number of swine flu cases in Illinois has increased to more than 3,300. There have been 15 deaths in the state from the virus.

The Illinois Department of Public Health released new numbers Friday. Three counties are reporting their first cases: Effingham and Fayette counties in south-central Illinois and Henry County in northwestern Illinois.

Since April, Illinois has seen 3,357 probable and confirmed cases in 37 counties. This week's tally rose from last week's by 98 cases.

The state expects to receive $11.5 million in grants from the federal government to prepare for this fall's seasonal and swine flu threat. Chicago gets separate grants totaling nearly $3.3 million.

-ASSOCIATED PRESS

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