The virus was ruled out as a cause in the death of a 45-year-old La Mirada man, said Craig Harvey of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. The death of a 33-year-old Long Beach man was still being investigated.
Harvey declined to release the names of the two men.
Coroner’s Capt. John Kades earlier Tuesday said tests were being run on two bodies to see if swine flu was a factor in their deaths.
“People also need to know that if they get colds and flu, that’s OK. They should probably not panic,” Garner said. “Go see your local doctor. You don’t need to go running to the emergency room.”