A 59-year-old woman died of swine flu at a private hospital in Indore, taking the total number of deaths due to the H1N1 virus to seven in the city since August this year, said a health official.
The woman, a resident of Sendhwa in Barwani district, succumbed to the viral flu early on Friday, said Indore district in-charge of the state integrated disease surveillance project Dr GL Sodhi.
“The woman had developed influenza-like symptoms on September 14. She had cough, fever and later complained of breathlessness,” Shodi told Hindustan Times.
“Her condition worsened with time, following which she consulted a doctor at Sendhwa, who prescribed symptomatic treatment. On September 18, she was shifted to a private hospital at Indore, where she was put on ventilator,” the medical official said.
On September 22, her throat swab samples confirmed that she was swine flu.”
Shodi said the viral flu has so far claimed seven lives in the city while 12 people had tested positive for H1N1 virus since August this year.
Across the state 20 people, including nine from Bhopal have died due to the viral infection, while 77 people tested positive for the deadly virus since August this year.
Friday’s death was the second in the city within the past 24 hours, Sodhi said, adding that a 58-year-old woman from Kukshi in Dhar died on Thursday at a private hospital while undergoing treatment.
He said the woman was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and her throat swab samples were sent to a lab in Bhopal for testing for H1N1 virus. The report came on Thursday after her death.
A 54-year-old man from Ujjain, who tested positive for H1N1 virus has been admitted at a private hospital and his condition is said to be critical while the condition of two other patients who are being treated at other city hospitals, are reported to be stable, he said.