Three women have become the first victims of the influenza H1N1 virus, in the province of Andalucia over the weekend.

The three deaths raised the toll of deaths from the H1N1 virus to 15 in Spain.

All three victims are said to have had previous diseases, including one woman which was suffering from morbid obesity. The deaths occurred in Granada, Sevilla, and Cadiz.

The number of cases of swine flu in Andalucia is said to be 23.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is below the national level of 32.