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50-yr-old dies of gastro, malaria claims one life

mumbai Updated: Jun 28, 2011 01:45 IST
HT Correspondent

On Sunday, gastroenteritis and malaria claimed one life each in the city.

On Monday, civic officials confirmed that a 50-year-old woman from Kurla died on Sunday owing to complications arising because of gastroenteritis. This is the second death due to the infection in the city. Last week, a 45-year-old woman from Andheri had died of gastroenteritis.

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man from Prabhadevi died of malaria on Sunday. So far, the city has recorded five malaria deaths this monsoon.

According to the data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday, 75 patients were admitted to hospitals with gastroenteritis and 37 patients tested positive for malaria.

The number of patients with gastroenteritis and malaria has increased in the last week, said doctors. “We have been seeing at least three to four cases every day,” said Dr Monica Goel, physician, Hinduja Hospital, Mahim. “The malaria cases have gone up and will increase further with the intermittent rains in the city,” said Dr Pratit Samdani, physician, Jaslok Hospital.