Pune: A 51-year old man from Karmala, Solapur district, and a 35-year-old man from Lohegaon, in Pune, died on Sunday after testing positive for swine flu. With this, swine flu deaths in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits since January rose to 61, the PMC health department said on Monday.
Out of the 61 deaths, 42 patients resided out of PMC limits. The swab sample of the 51-year-old man was sent for testing on June 14 at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. He tested positive on June 15. He was not diagnosed with any major illness and succumbed to H1N1 on Sunday.
The swab sample of the Karmala resident was sent for testing on June 27 and was tested positive by NIV on June 28. However, with a self delay of seven days, he lost his life on Sunday evening at 7.05 pm. He was not reported to have any other major illness.
According to the health department of the PMC, since January 2017, 41,20,173 patients were screened for H1N1 and 7,370 were administered tamiflu tablets. Swab samples of 1,314 were sent for testing and 314 patients were found positive for swine flu. Currently, seven swine flu patients are on ventilator.
On Monday, 3,101 patients were screened for swine flu and 36 were given tamiflu tablets. Out of this, swab sample of one patient was sent for testing and one patient was found positive for H1N1 on Monday. Currently, three swine flu patients are admitted in the ward.