Health department officials say the latest victims of the H1N1 virus lived in Fremont, Polk and Union counties. All reportedly had risk factors that increased the chance of complications from the virus.
The latest fatalities, brings to 30 the number of confirmed deaths related to the H1N1 virus.
Health department officials say nearly 700 people in Iowa have been hospitalized because of complications resulting from contracting the virus.
Among those hospitalized, the most common underlying medical conditions were immune-compromised conditions, such as cancer, respiratory ailments and neuromuscular conditions. Many of those hospitalized were overweight or obese.