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Thursday, March 22, 2012

India : H1N1 toll touches six, 20 more test positive

Via Mid Day :

" Swab test of 39-year-old who died on March 19 returns positive; docs say rising mercury will put end to virus

The grip of the H1N1 virus does not appear to be letting up as another 20 persons tested positive during screening of 1,505 people in the district yesterday. Doctors are hoping that the rising summer temperatures will work in their favour and gradually reduce the number of cases.

The death toll has now risen to six, as doctors confirmed that the swab test of a 39-year-old patient, who died on March 19 at Sahyadri Hospital, tested positive.

"The victim, Sanjay Joshi, was admitted to the hospital at 11.13 am and succumbed at around 10 pm the same day," said Dr Ashok Ingle, medical officer of District Hospital.

So far, the number of positive cases in the district has risen to 116, of which six have succumbed, 23 are currently in isolation wards, 25 are admitted in at various hospitals, and the remaining are undergoing treatment as out patients.

Of the 20 positive cases detected yesterday, 17 are in the city and three from Pimpri-Chinchwad. Two patients are currently on ventilator support at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Ruby Hall respectively. The condition of patients on ventilators at Aditya Birla Hospital, Global Hospital, KEM hospital and Prayag Hospital continues to be critical."

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