Four more succumbed to swine flu in Pune, death toll reaches 80

Pune reported the highest number of swine flu deaths till July. And now, the death toll has gone up to 80. 3,224 patients were screened for H1N1 virus today and 111 have been administered for Tamiflu tablets. Six swab samples have been sent for testing and three have been tested positive. Early diagnosis and quick treatment is the solution, informed experts

Four more succumbed to swine flu in Pune, death toll reaches 80

Four swine flu deaths were reported on Monday, by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department. With this Pune district has reported the highest number of deaths due to swine flu from January 1 to July 20 this year. And now, the death toll has gone up to 80.

This month has seen the second highest number of deaths followed by March. In July, there were 21 deaths reported and the month of March witnessed 22 deaths, which is the highest number of deaths, this year.

Dr M Diggikar, Joint Director Health Services Pune, said, “Early diagnosis and quick treatment is the only solution. As the state has been witnessing high number of swine flu cases this year.”

PMC officials informed that 65 year-old man, who did not suffer from any major illness, succumb to swine flu on July 29. The swab sample of this man was sent for testing to National Institute of Virology (NIV) on July 19 and was tested positive for swine flu on the same date.

Another 96 year-old man from Pune also died on July 29; he was diagnosed with renal failure too. A 52-yearold and a 44-year-old man from the city succumbed to swine flu on 30 and 31 July respectively.

As per the information received on Monday, 11 people are still on ventilator. 3,224 patients were screened for H1N1 virus today and 111 have been administered for Tamiflu tablets. Six swab samples have been sent for testing and three have been tested positive.

Since January, 4, 83,720 patients have been screened for swine flu and 1,551 swab samples have been sent for testing and 375 have been found positive for H1N1 virus. Around 9,622 patients have been administered with Tamiflu tablets.