3rd swine flu death in Delhi, toll mounts to 76

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New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI): A 44-year-old woman died of swine flu at the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on Tuesday taking the city toll to three and national toll to 76.

"The patient, who passed away this morning, tested positive for swine flu virus. this is the third case of death due to swine flu in Delhi," N K Chaturvedi, medical superintendent, RML hospital said.

"Her condition was very critical from the day she was admitted to the hospital. She had suffered three cardiac arrests and her BP could not be maintained at the normal level despite medication," he said.

Usha Jain, a resident of Faridabad, was admitted to the hospital on 21st August with symptoms of fever, breathlessness and joint pain, he said.

"She had not undergone any medication even after eight days of showing symptoms. She went to a private hospital for medication and that too at the last minute when her condition had worsened," Chaturvedi said.

Immediately after being admitted, she was shifted to the ICU and put on a ventilator.

Last week, two deaths due to H1N1 virus were reported from New Delhi.

While 38-year-old woman, Renu Gupta, resident of Gurgaon was the first case of death due to swine flu in the city on 20th August, 31-year-old man, Samrat Pandeya, a resident of Panchsheel Park, died the next day. (ANI)

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