A FIFTH person in Yorkshire has died after contracting swine flu, health officials have said.
But NHS Yorkshire and Humber has not revealed where the death occurred.
A spokesman said the swine flu-related death was reported between September 17 and 30, but would not say where in the region it occurred.
It is believed the individual had underlying health problems.
Two of the previous deaths occurred in Dewsbury.
The victims were nine-year-old Asmaa Hussain and 42-year-old Abdullah Patel, at the Institute of Islamic Education in Savile Town.
An NHS Yorkshire spokesman said: "We can confirm that a person has sadly died in the region.
"Tests have shown that a contributory factor in the death was swine flu. The patient also had serious underlying health issues.
"This is a tragic case and our thoughts are with their family at this time.
"Our advice to other people remains the same. For most, swine flu is a mild illness and generally people will recover in a few days after getting lots of rest, drinking plenty of fluids and using over-the-counter remedies such as paracetamol.
"If you still are not getting any better then stay at home and call the National Pandemic Flu Service on 0800 1513 100 or Textphone on 0800 1513 200.
"Pregnant women, children under the age of one, and people with long-term health conditions should call their GP if they are concerned."
News of the death came with figures showing Yorkshire and Humber had one of the largest rises of swine flu cases.
Since the start of term, 39 schools in Yorkshire and Humber have suffered swine flu outbreaks.
The Health Protection Agency said there were 14,000 new swine flu cases in England last week – up from 9,000 the week before.