Florida Health Officials Say Number of Swine Flu Deaths has Risen to 59

State health officials say 59 people have died from swine flu in Florida.

The Florida Department of Health released an updated H1N1 death toll Wednesday.

Federal health officials have sent testing supplies to the state's four labs, allowing state technicians to test samples without the additional step of sending them to the Centers for Disease Control.

Eleven new deaths caused by the H1N1 virus were reported today by the state Department of Health, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 59.

The 11 who have died recently are: a 61-year-old male in Alachua County, a 19-year-old female in Brevard County, a 31-year-old female in Clay County, an 84-year-old female in Miami-Dade County, a 33-year-old female in Duval County, a 43-year-old female in Duval County, a 46-year-old male in Hillsborough County, a 57-year-old female in Lee County, a 12-year-old female in Palm Beach County, a 54-year-old female in Taylor County, and a 50-year-old male in Volusia County.