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Karol Bagh woman’s death increases swine flu toll to 45

delhi Updated: Dec 15, 2009 23:59 IST
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With another swine flu death at Safdarjung Hospital, the death tally in Delhi has reached 45.

Delhi has recorded the highest number of H1N1 cases in the country so far with 7,642 positive, 4,500 of which are kids. Health Minister Kiran Walia said, “It was expected that the cases would rise with the onset of winters but we are at our job. Our hospitals are managing the positive cases very well.”

“The total number of positive cases recorded today was 136, which is the lowest in the past two weeks,” said Anjan Prakash, nodal officer appointed by the Delhi government for swine flu cases.

A 25-year-old Karol Bagh resident (name withheld by the government) breathed her last on Monday night.

She remained in the care of respiratory experts for 15 days, but could not recover. She had to be put on ventilator support ultimately.

“Hers was a timely admission but she died because of other health complications like uncontrolled blood sugar and a history of brain haemorrhage,” said Dr Prakash.