FAIRFIELD - An Easton resident died of swine flu complications Monday and is confirmed to be the first swine flu death in southwestern Connecticut.

The State Health Department says the patient had an underlying health issue. Dr. Zane Saul says if a person has influenza-like symptoms, he or she should contact a physician right away.

Dr. Saul assures that the H1N1 virus is not fatal in most cases.

CT Flu Watch