A 55-year-old Caerphilly woman has become the first person in Wales to die with swine flu.
The unnamed woman was first admitted to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport on August 2 and was later transferred to an intensive care unit in Cardiff
The Welsh Assembly Government has confirmed the woman from Caerphilly county borough died on Saturday following circulatory complications.
Assembly Health Minister Edwina Hart said there was no increase in case rates in Wales.
Ms Hart said: “This is the first swine flu-related death in Wales and I would like to send my condolences to the family and friends of the woman at this difficult time.
“Tragic though this is for the family and friends, we are not seeing an increase in rates of cases, compared to normal seasonal flu, where we see a number of serious cases and deaths each year.”
The chief medical officer for Wales, Dr Tony Jewell said that while the death would naturally worry people, the swine flu infection remains mild for the majority of healthy people.