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Fourth swine flu death in Delhi

delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2009 00:20 IST
HT Correspondent

The Capital reported its fourth death from influenza H1N1 on Monday, when 69-year-old Durga Prasad Sharma died of chronic renal failure at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital.

Sharma had been in a critical condition ever since he was brought to RML on August 28.

“We were worried about this patient for the last couple of days and finally he passed away. He was in a critical state, as he had been suffering from several other medical conditions,” said state health minister Kiran Walia.

Sharma was on ventilator and undergoing dialysis. He had been admitted to RML for renal failure and also showed signs of H1N1. He finally tested positive for the flu on September 1 and breathed his last at 11.30 am on Monday.

The three previous swine flu deaths in the city were of 38-year-old Renu Gupta, from Model Town; 31-year-old Samrat Pandeya, a resident of Gurgaon, and 44-year-old Faridabad resident Usha Jain. All of them died in August.

52 new cases

Fifty-two positive cases were reported from the city on Monday, taking the count to 910. Of these, 791 patients have already been treated and discharged. Of the 52 confirmed cases, 29 are children.

Four schools have also been partially closed in the city.