Swine Flu claims 4 more lives in India; toll to 35
Bangalore, Aug 20: Deadly Swine Flu has claimed four more lives across the country. With these deaths, India's toll has climbed to 35 on Wednesday, Aug 19.
In Bangalore, a 45-year-old man died of Swine Flu. He had been administered with Tamiflu since Aug 15. His swab test had confirmed him as H1N1 positive.
On Aug 17, a 36-year-old woman belonging to Bangalore became 7th Swine Flu victim in the city.
She was admitted to M S Ramaiah Hospital on Aug 14 and kept on ventilator. She too was given Tamiflu from Aug 14, according to Usha Vasankar, director of Health and Family Welfare.
The Flu continued to spread in the country with 216 people testing positive for the deadly virus on Wednesday, Aug 19 taking the total number of those afflicted with the pandemic to 2,242, sources said.
A 40-year-old labourer, Arjun Bihari, is the first confirmed H1N1 virus casualty in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Bihari died on Monday, Aug 17, while he was being shifted to the government medical hospital.
Confirming the death in Pune, district collector Chandrakant Dalvi said Vijay Avaghade died of Swine Flu, who was admitted to KEM Hospital on Aug 17. His throat swab report from the National Institute of Virology (NIV) confirmed that he was H1N1 positive.