The death toll due to swine flu has reached 100 after a patient admitted in Apollo hospital in Indore breathed his last on Sunday.
The deceased, a 42 year-old man from Ujjain, was undergoing treatment for over a week at the hospital. Three new admissions were also reported from the MY Hospital on Sunday. With the sudden change in the weather conditions, H1N1 cases were expected to rise in the city but according to the doctors the situation is little different in the city from that of Bhopal.
“A rise can be seen in Bhopal because the weather remains to be cloudy with continuous rains. In Indore the scenario is different because it usually rains and then there is sunlight which does not provide a compatible weather conditions to allow the virus to grow,” said Dr Sanjay Dixit, vice-dean MGM medical college.
Refusing any developments which could hint a return of the virus, Dixit said that the deaths which are being reported of late are of patients who have been undergoing treatment for more than 15 days.
Meanwhile, the number of H1N1 positive cases has reached 440 in Indore division till Sunday.