Forty-seven people had died from swine flu in South Africa by Monday, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Tuesday.
There had also been 11,253 laboratory-confirmed cases of the illness caused by the (A) H1N1 virus.
Of the people who died, 20 were pregnant women, five of whom were HIV-positive.
Underlying conditions identified for the 27 other people included obesity and diabetes, which accounted for most of the fatalities, followed by HIV/Aids and hypertension.
"In the majority of persons without any underlying conditions the illness remains mild and self-limiting," the institute said. – (Sapa, September 2009)
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