New Delhi, India (BBN)- India reported three more deaths on Tuesday caused by the deadly influenza A (H1N1) virus, taking the total swine flu deaths to nine, the health ministry confirmed.
A 13-year-old female school student in the country’s western city, Pune, a seven-year-old girl at Baroda in Gujarat and a 63-year-old woman in Thane district under Maharashtra died of the deadly disease, according to a health ministry press statement.
In Maharashtra, the 63 year old female suffering from diabetes and systemic heart disease from Thane district was admitted to a local hospital on August 6 with complaints of breathlessness, chest pain and abdominal pain.
On Sunday, she was suspected as a case of H1N1 and tested. The test came positive. Her condition deteriorated on Monday and she died, the statement said.
A 13 year old female from Pune was admitted to an identified health facility on Aug. 8 with breathlessness, cough and fever for a week. At the time of admission she was hypoxic and tested positive for H1N1. Her condition worsened on August 9 and she died of complications on early Tuesday, the ministry said.
Besides, one death of a 7 year old girl was reported during the day in Vadodara Gujarat.
India reported its first swine flu death on Aug. 3 after a 14-year-old girl student in Pune died from the disease. A 53-year-old woman was the second victim in Mumbai and died on Aug. 8.
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