Eight more deaths were linked to the H1N1 virus over the past week.

Eight more people have died in B.C. in the last seven days after getting the H1N1 flu, bringing the provincial death toll to 42 since April, according to the weekly update issued by provincial health officials on Tuesday.

Health officials say of those deaths, 37 patients had underlying medical conditions, four had no other health problems and one case is still under investigation.

Four of the deaths happened in the Fraser Health region while two occurred in the Interior Health region and two on Vancouver Island.

In addition to the latest deaths, another 93 people have been admitted to hospital with severe flu symptoms, raising the provincial total since April to 957 cases.

The health ministry says most lab-confirmed cases of H1N1 in British Columbia have been mild or moderate and the patients have either already recovered or are recovering.

Health officials have also said that the virus has peaked in B.C., and is on the decline.