A man who died after having a tooth extracted was suffering from swine flu, it has emerged.
Andrew Bishop, 36, from Droitwich, is the first person in Worcestershire to die having tested positive for the virus.
At an inquest into his death today, Worcester Coroner Geraint Williams recorded a verdict of natural causes, citing pneumonia and adult respiratory distress syndrome as the direct cause of death.
Mr Bishop also had swine flu and alcoholic cirrhosis, the coroner found.
The inquest, in Stourport on Severn, heard that following the extraction of a tooth Mr Bishop haemorrhaged and developed a chest infection. He was later found to be suffering from swine flu.
Richard Harling, NHS Worcestershire Director for Public Health, said: "We can confirm that a patient who was later found to have had swine flu died at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on July 14.
"There has been an inquest into this death and the Coroner's report has noted that the patient had swine flu but that there were also some additional underlying serious medical conditions.
"Our sympathies and thoughts are obviously with the family of this patient at this sad time. They have asked for privacy so we will not be releasing any further information.
He added: "It is tragic but not unexpected given the number of cases that we have been experiencing, both in Worcestershire and across the rest of the country.
"Most cases of swine flu continue to be mild, with the majority of people making a full recovery in a few days without needing any treatment."