The health services have confirmed two deaths in Cyprus from the H1N1 flu virus, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) said on Tuesday.
The two were among 20 serious incidents of H1N1 flu recorded since January 1.
In their overwhelming majority the cases concerned people with pre-existing medical conditions, authorities said, adding that there was no cause for concern.
“Twenty serious cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed since January 1 and we’ve had two deaths,” health ministry spokesman Demetris Constantinou told CNA.
Also known as swine flu, H1N1 is a relatively new strain of influenza that was responsible for a flu pandemic during 2009-2010.
Its symptoms are the same as those of the seasonal flu.