A 35-year-old man became the sixth victim of swine flu in Pune Sassoon Hospital early on Wednesday.
According to an official of the State Swine Flu Control Room, Sanjay Mistry, a resident of Pimpri, near Pune, was admitted to the hospital last Sunday in a critical condition and put on a ventilator.
With this, the total number of swine flu casualty in Maharashtra has gone up to eight.
Currently, there are five critical patients in the Pune Sassoon Hospital and another two critical patients in a Mumbai hospital.
Two more people have died of swine flu in Gujarat and one each in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.