First swine flu death occurs in Bangalore, toll rises to 20

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Bangalore/Pune, Aug 13 (ANI): Bangalore on Thursday reported its first swine flu death. A 26-year-old woman succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus taking the country's swine flu death toll to 20.

According to sources, Rupa was admitted to the St. Philomina Hospital.

Earlier, a 75-year-old woman Bharti Goyal died in Pune's KEM Hospital. Another nine-month-old boy Rutwik Kamle also died at the Sahyadri Munot Hospital.

On Wednesday, a 48-year-old had succumbed to swine flu in Pune. This death was reported from the Sassoon General Hospital at around 4:30 p.m.

Earlier, a 50-year-old Neeta Meghani and a 33-year-old died in the same hospital.

Earlier in the day, a doctor and a 29-year-old woman had succumbed to the deadly virus in Nashik and Pune respectively.

In Nashik, 38-year-old doctor Rupesh Gangurde died at the Nashik Civil Hospital at around 2:30 a.m. this morning.

In Pune, Shrawani Deshpande died due to bilateral pneumonia following severe lung infection caused by the H1N1 virus at around the same time. 2:30 a.m.

Deshpande, a resident of Kothrud area, died at the Sasoon General Hospital.

Other swine flu deaths have occurred in Ahmedabad, Vadodra, Thane, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai. (ANI)

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