H1N1: Pune child dies; 9 new cases in India

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New Delhi, Sep 1: Pune continues to reel under Swine flu as the city's death toll mounts to 32 with the death of a seven-year-old child reported on Tuesday, Sep 1.

Seven-year-old, Priyanka Shimilkar succumbed to the H1N1 virus after she was admitted to the Sassoon Hospital on Aug 29.

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According to official data, nine new cases tested positive on Tuesday, Sep 1, out of which eight were from Pune and 1 from Cochin, Kerala.

Out of the eight cases in Pune, seven cases are contacts of previously reported positive cases while the eighth case is that od a a 3 year old male who travelled from New York, USA in Jul 2009.

The case in Cochin is a 24 year old male who is a contact of a previously reported positive case, a Helth Ministry's statement said.

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