Another pregnant woman succumbed to the H1N1 in the Capital on Sunday. Twenty-four-year-old Anita Verma, who was eight months pregnant, passed away at New Delh’s Safdarjung Hospital this morning.
Verma, a resident of Noida, was admitted to the Hospital 10 days ago after she tested positive for the disease.
“She suffered from respiratory distress at the time of admission and was immediately put on ventilator. Like other people, she too had come to the hospital very late. The baby died in the womb,” said Dr Anjan Prakash, additional nodal officer, Delhi government.
This is second such case in the city in the last one week.
Last Tuesday, 20-year-old Anita Devi, who was five months pregnant, had succumbed to the H1N1, also at Safdarjung Hospital.
However, the state health department is not counting Verma in the list of dead from the city, as the woman was a resident of Noida.
Till now, 10 confirmed deaths have been reported in the Capital, and with this death, the total number from the Delhi-NCR region has shot up to 16.
Meanwhile, 81 new H1N1 influenza cases were confirmed on Sunday. As many as 44 of them are children.
So far, 2,729 people have tested positive for the swine flu in the city.