October 1, 2009 10:10:36 am
A 22-year-old man became the latest victim of the H1N1 virus on Wednesday. The patient died at Safdarjung Hospital due to severe pneumonia. Meanwhile,58 persons tested positive for H1N1 influenza on Wednesday,taking the total number of reported cases to 2,739. Twenty-nine school children were among those tested positive on Wednesday,said Dr Anjan Prakash,spokesperson,Delhi Health department.
The patient was admitted at Safdarjung Hospital with acute respiratory distress syndrome. He was put on ventilator immediately but his condition did not improve. Both his lungs had been infected and he succumbed to the virus in the morning, Dr Prakash said.
Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia said,There is no need to panic. The situation is under control and the government is doing its best in providing treatment to H1N1 patients in government hospitals. I appeal to the public to consult a doctor at the earliest if any symptom of swine flu appears. The delay usually results in complications.
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