INDORE: Swine flu claimed yet another life on Monday leading to four deaths from H1N1 disease this season from city and nearby districts. The deceased was identified as a 23-year-old female patient from Ujjain who was rushed to Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital on Monday with respiratory problems.
According to health department officials, the patient was referred from Ujjain but she died on way to the hospital.
This takes the total toll due to swine flu in the city this year to two while two others who died in city are from neighbouring districts. Meanwhile, 12 new samples were sent for confirmatory test to the Jabalpur-based lab. On Sunday, four samples were tested positive with flu.
All positive patients have been admitted to various hospitals in the city. A total of 63 samples have been sent for confirmatory test to Jabalpur lab, of which 51 reports have been received by health department. 17 patients have been confirmed positive with the flu while five positive patients have been discharged.
Dr Ashok Dagaria, chief medical and health officer said, "The situation is under control. Five patients who were undergoing treatment have been discharged so far. However, people should take precautionary measure to avoid contracting flu."
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