Swine flu deaths surge to 19; 1,203 affected

Swine flu deaths surge to 19; 1,203 affected
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Aug 13 2009. 11 52 AM IST
Updated: Thu, Aug 13 2009. 11 52 AM IST
Pune: An eleven-month-old boy and a 75-year-old woman died here on Thursday, taking the toll in Pune, severely hit by the virus, to 12 and across the country to 19.
The boy, Rutwik Kamle was admitted first to a private hospital and then shifted to government-run Sassoon Hospital on Wednesday evening in a serious condition, official sources said. He died on early Thursday morning.
Bharti Goyal, who was suffering from the viral infection, died in KEM Hospital in Pune, they said.
Besides the Pune deaths, one person each has succumbed to the virus in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Nashik, Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram and two in Mumbai.
While Pune remained the worst-hit area by the disease with 61 new cases being reported from the city, Gujarat’s 10 new cases took the number of those infected to 27 in the state.
“All test results that were pending have come and according to them, 10 more people, including three women, have tested positive for swine flu,” Gujarat principal secretary health Ravi Saxena told PTI.
The figures include five from Ahmedabad, four from Surat and one from Navsari, Saxena said. In Navsari, a 14 year-old boy has been infected by the virus.
According to the available data, a total of 125 fresh cases have been reported, taking the total number of those affected to 1,203.
Besides the western region, flu cases were reported from Mumbai (24), Kolkata (3), Bangalore (10), Shillong (1), Goa (1), Delhi (8) and Hyderabad (3).
In Bangalore, all of the 10 cases had contracted the virus in the country and had no foreign travel history. Goa also reported one indigenous case. All the eight patients in Delhi and three in Hyderabad had acquired the infection in India.
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