The Santa Clara County Public Health Department on Thursday reported 14 additional probable cases of swine flu, now referred to as the H1N1 virus, a department spokeswoman said.
Santa Clara County now has 14 confirmed cases and 31 probable cases of the virus, according to department spokeswoman Joy Alexiou.
The cases reported today were identified from a backlog of specimens submitted to the department's laboratory since the beginning of May and none of them are believed to be serious, Alexiou said.
Three people were hospitalized in the county because of the H1N1 virus, but all three have recovered or are recovering at home, according to Alexiou.
None of the patients had particularly severe symptoms, but the hospitalizations came for people with underlying conditions that were brought in as a precaution, she said.
Alexiou said she did not know how many more specimens have yet to be tested by the lab, and encouraged residents to continue healthy habits like washing their hands often.