Pune reports first swine flu death in India as a 14-year-old dies in hospital

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Pune, Aug.3 (ANI): The first case of death due to Swine Flu was reported on Monday after a 14-year-old girl died of the influenza A (H1N1) virus here at a local hospital.

Riya Shiekh, a resident of Pune's Camp area was a school student, was admitted to Jehangir hospital on July 27 and had to be put on the ventilator on July 29.

According to an official, Riya was put on ventilator for the past many days at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital in Pune.

A Times Now report stated Health Secretary, Naresh Dayal, confirming that the girl's death was caused by the flu.

Incidentally, Riya's was not an imported case of swine flu rather it was passed on from another individual, the report stated.

India has reported 551 swine flu cases of which 422 have been discharged.

Maharashtra State being the worst hit, as it has so far reported majority of the cases in the country.

Test reports of two students and a 26-year-old youth, who had returned from Germany, on August 2 confirmed flu, the officials said adding they had been moved to an isolation ward at civic Naidu hospital.

The total number of confirmed cases of H1N1 virus are 101 in the city, the report stated health officials as saying.

As many as 64 cases of Swine Flu in the city have so far been discharged after treatment. The total number of H1N1 infection in Maharashtra now stands at 147. (ANI)

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