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Woman dies of swine flu, toll reaches 10 in Guj

india Updated: Sep 04, 2009 22:13 IST

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Swine flu on Friday claimed the life of a 34-year-old woman, who died at a private hospital in Ahmedabad, taking the death toll to 10 in the state, while three fresh cases were reported, a top health official said.

"Today morning, Rasilaben Paldia, who had tested positive for H1N1 virus, died due to cardio respiratory arrest at the Sterling Hospital," the official said.

Rasilaben had complained of cough with pain in chest on August 24, and the very next day she developed breathlessness with difficulty in speaking, they said.

Rasilaben, who had a known case of psychiatric illness, went to Sanjivani Hospital in Surat and was admitted on the same day, health officials said.

Later, she was shifted to Sterling Hospital in Ahmedabad on August 29 with ventilator support and died on Friday morning, they added.

According to the officials, three new cases were reported from the city. So far, 125 people have tested positive, including the 10 deaths in the state. Out of the three positive patients, two are women -- aged 57 and 27, while third one is a male aged around 24 years, officials said.

Around 23 people confirmed or suspected are admitted in various hospitals of the state, they said.