Two die of Swine flu in Delhi

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Health authorities in Delhi have confirmed two swine flu deaths on Thursday.

A 35-year-old female patient died at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Wednesday night becoming the first victim of the virus in the national capital.

Thirty one year old Samrat Pandeya, a resident of Gurgaon, who was initially treated at various private hospitals and later brought to the RML Hospital, succumbed to the virus on Thursday morning.

According to hospital sources, Pandeya was admitted to the hospital on August 14 with symptoms of fever, breathlessness and signs of pneumonia. He tested positive for H1N1 flu. Pandeya had been on ventilator since August 15, sources said.

Delhi State health authorities have said there is no need to panic, since both patients had contact history and a history of travel to affected countries.

Health authorities said the demise of the victims was due to failure to follow established treatment procedure.

With these two deaths the overall H1N1 toll in the country has risen to 32. Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 15 deaths.(ANI)

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