H1N1 claims 3 more lives; toll reaches 74

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Three swine flu deaths were reported on Monday by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Health Department taking the city toll to 74.

Pune: Three swine flu deaths were reported on Monday by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Health Department taking the city toll to 74.

A 52-year-old man from Sinhagad Road died due to swine flu on Monday at 8.50 am taking the city toll to 74 as reported on Monday. 

The swab sample of this man was sent for testing to National Institute of Virology (NIV) on July 15 and tested positive on July 17. Since January 1 this year, 22 residents from the PMC limits have lost their lives and 52 from outside PMC limits have lost their battle to swine flu.

A 46-year-old woman from Bhor taluka in Pune district was also reported dead on Sunday at 7:35 am. The swab sample of this woman was sent for testing on July 21 and she tested positive on July 22. A 53-year-old man from Aurangabad district was also reported dead on Saturday at 3:30 pm. The swab sample was sent for testing on June 29 and he tested positive on June 30.

As on Monday, 13 people are still on ventilator and 3,567 patients were screened for H1N1 and 130 were administered Tamiflu tablets. Seven swab samples were sent for testing and five tested positive.

Since January, 4,66,581 patients were screened for swine flu and 1,468 swab samples were sent for testing and 355 found positive for H1N1. Around 8,930 patients were administered Tamiflu tablets.

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