One more person died of influenza A (H1N1) on Sunday, taking the death toll to eight since the outbreak of swine flu in Hyderabad.
A woman, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in LB Nagar in Hyderabad, died on Sunday morning. The condition of four more patients at the same hospital is also critical, said doctors.
As many as three swine flu deaths were reported on Saturday. These are the highest number of deaths in a single day.
Since Saturday, health authorities have swung into action to put preventive measures in place.
More swine flu cases are being confirmed from different parts of the state capital. According to health officials, total confirmed cases now stand at 256. Hyderabad had reported India's first swine flu case on May 16.
However, the first swine flu death was reported on September 2. Two people died on the same day while two more died on September 5.
Meanwhile, swine flu has claimed the life of a software engineer hailing from Hyderabad in the US. According to delayed reports reaching the health department, A. Charan died of swine flu on September 1 in California. His body was brought in Hyderabad on September 10 and was cremated the same day.
Swine flu has so far claimed 172 lives in India.