Three Israelis died after contracting H1N1 flu virus in recent days, the Health Ministry announced on Sunday.
The first, a 52-year-old man who suffered from serious chronic illness, died at Sheba Medical Center.
The second was an obese 29-year-old man who was a heavy smoker and contracted the flu. He died at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.
The third was a 75-year-old woman with serious chronic illness who died at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
The ministry said none of the cases could be proven to result from the swine flu, but they were listed as the 37th, 38th and 39th victims since April.