OTTAWA - Ottawa Public Health is reporting a third death in the city of a person who had the H1N1 flu virus.

A 62-year-old man who tested positive for the virus and had chronic medical conditions died in the past week.

There are 357 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus in Ottawa, half of them in children and teenagers.

Public health officials say 69 people have been admitted to hospital after testing positive for the virus, also known as swine flu.

The Public Health Agency of Canada reported that as of Tuesday, the virus had been linked to 58 deaths in Canada.