Three 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 taking the toll up to 74.
PMC officials informed that a 52-year-old man from Sinhgad road succumbed to death due to swine flu on Monday at 8:50 am. The swab sample of this man was sent for testing to National Institute of Virology (NIV) on July 15 and was tested positive for swine flu on July 17.
Since January 1, this year, 22 residents from the PMC have lost their lives and 52 from outside PMC have lost their battle against swine flu. 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.”
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 was tested positive on July 22. A 53-year-old man from Aurangabad district was also reported dead on Saturday at 3:30 pm.
As of Monday, 13 people are still on ventilator. On Monday, 3,567 patients were screened for H1N1 virus and 130 have been administered for Tamiflu tablets. Seven swab samples have been sent for testing and five have been tested positive.
Since January, 4, 66,581 patients have been screened for swine flu and 1,468 swab samples have been sent for testing and 355 have been found positive for H1N1 virus. Around 8,930 patients have been administered with Tamiflu tablets.