A 65-year-old Mulund resident succumbed to H1N1 virus on Tuesday, taking the city’s death toll to 44. On Sunday, a 64-year-old woman from Andheri passed away due to swine flu. Both senior citizens were already suffering from co-morbid conditions which worsened their state, information from the civic health department indicated.
The Mulund man was suffering from hypertension, and was admitted to Ashwini hospital on March 20. He was later shifted to Mulund’s Fortis Hospital on March 27. According to doctors treating him, on Tuesday, he suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest along with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The woman from Andheri succumbed to swine flu at BSES Brahmakumari hospital. She suffered from hypertension and diabetes, and was on chemotherapy to treat endometrium cancer. According to civic officials, she was admitted to the hospital on March 24. she required ventilator support.
On Tuesday, 15 new cases were reported, of which 10 required hospital admission.