Woman dies of swine flu in Mumbai, toll rises to 47

A woman succumbed to the H1N1 virus, taking the death toll in Mumbai to 47.

According to the BMC’s epidemic cell, a 32-year-old female from Trombay is the latest swine flu patient to succumb to the H1N1 virus in Mumbai. Nine patients have tested positive for the virus and are being treated across city hospitals. The total number of swine fu patients being treated across the city has touched 1814 in the span of three month.

The 32-year-old Trombay resident, who was admitted to Inlaks hospital on March 27 was shifted to Terna hospital the next day. She was again moved to NMMC hospital on March 29 and later was shifted to Kasturba Hospital the very next day. The woman died on March 1, due to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) along with pneumonia.

Meanwhile, the six swine flu patients admitted in various city hospitals on Thursday are said to be stable. The recent fatality has taken the death toll across the city to 47, out of which 18 cases are from Mumbai and rest are patients who came to the city for treatment. Surprisingly, all the swine flu patients who tested positive on March 2 were residents of Mumbai.

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