New Delhi: Three more people, including a 23-year-old pregnant woman, have died of swine flu in the national capital, taking the number of deaths due to H1N1 influenza virus to nine.
The woman, a resident of east Delhi's Krishna Nagar, was admitted to Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash (LNJP) hospital on February 5. She succumbed to the disease on February 12.
The woman's samples were sent for testing on February 6 to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and on February 9 the reports confirmed that she was suffering from swine flu. She had been on ventilator support from February 6-12.
"The death could not be reported due to some problem in the internet services. We had sent the details to the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) yesterday," medical superintendent of LNJP Dr Siddarth Ramji said.
Two more persons, who were in their sixties, died of swine flu yesterday at different hospitals, DHS director S K Sharma. "A total of 908 samples have been tested recently, out of which 143 were found positive," he said.
According to Delhi government, 2,060 cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported in the city till now.
As per the data by the Union Health Ministry, a total 11,955 cases of swine flu along with 743 deaths have been reported across India so far.