One more person died of swine flu in Kashmir Valley on Friday taking the death toll due to the disease in the region to eight and 14 new patients have tested positive for the virus, health officials said here on Friday.
"One more patient infected with swine flu virus has died taking the death toll to eight. However, the patient had multiple co-morbidities as well and may have died of those ailments," Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)'s spokesperson Kulsoom Bhat said here.
She said the number of patients infected with the virus has risen to 291 as 14 new cases had surfaced during the last 24 hours.
"14 more patients have tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours. The total number of infected is now 291," she said.
The official said six fresh samples were taken on Friday for testing from 80 patients who were at the special OPD of the hospital.
The number of patients infected with swine flu and admitted at the isolation ward of the hospital was 13, including one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while two patients were discharged today, she said.