The areas under Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) recorded the 35th death due to swine flu (H1N1 virus) since January when Hiraman Mohol,51,of Kothrud died on August 17 at the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital.
The toll from Pune stands at 48 if the 13 deaths in the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) area too is taken into account.
Mohol was suffering from fever and cough since July 23. His presumptive source of infection was his travel to Pandharpur on July 18,19,said PMC health authorities. He was on medication for hypertension and was admitted to the hospital on August 2. The NIV report tested positive for swine flu and despite a prolonged treatment he succumbed. He died of acute respiratory distress syndrome with septic shock.