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Three Pune deaths due to viral pneumonia; toll 12 in city

Three patients, who were suspected to have died of swine flu in the city, have tested negative for the virus, officials in Pune said.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2009 15:01 IST

Three patients, who were suspected to have died of swine flu in the city, have tested negative for the virus, officials in Pune said.

District Collector Chandrakant Dalvi said the three - Gautam Shelar, Bharati Goyal and Swabhiman Kamble - died of viral pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome and not due to swine flu.

Their reports of throat swabs showed that they were not suffering from swine flu, he said on Friday.

With the test reports of the three coming negative, only 12 people have died of swine flu in Pune, Dalvi clarified.

Shelar died on August 12 and Goyal on Thursday. Eight-month-old boy Kamble died late on Thursday night in Sahyadri hospital.