A total of 15 people have lost their lives since the start of the year as a result of contracting H1N1 flu, Greek authorities revealed on Monday.

With another three deaths in the last two days, the toll has risen to 15 and a further 16 people had to be admitted to intensive care as a result of complications from the flu.

The Centre for the Control and Prevention of Diseases (KEELPNO) said that a total of 81 people have been admitted to ICUs as a result of H1N1 since the start of the year.