The Health Department announced that it "has linked three additional New York City deaths to H1N1 flu, bringing the total number to 12. The 3 newly reported decedents include one person aged 30-39, one aged 50-59, and one over 65." This brings the total of fatal cases to 12. The Health Dept. also added, "While most of New York City’s H1N1 flu deaths have involved people with established risk factors for flu complications, influenza is sometimes fatal in otherwise-healthy people." So far, they are 820 confirmed cases of swine flu and 530 hospitalizations. Photo: James Wolberg on Flickr