A 45-year-old woman from Sierra County has died of swine flu, the first death New Mexico officials have confirmed from the virus.

The state Department of Health said Monday the woman died over the weekend.

The agency says the woman, who had been hospitalized since July 25, had end-stage liver disease.

Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil says she was in the high-risk category for developing complications from the swine flu virus.

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