Second swine flu death recorded in Goa

PTI, PANAJI | 18 March 2015 17:03 IST

A 79-year-old man became the second victim to succumb to swine flu in Goa this year.

The man, whose identity was not revealed by the state directorate of health services, died at a government hospital last night.

He hailed from Sanguem village.

Dr Utkarsh Betkekar, state epidemiologist, confirmed that it was a swine flu infection case.

Meanwhile, eight more people have tested positive for swine flu in Goa, taking the total number of people affected of the disease to 26.

 

"We had referred 25 samples of suspected swine flu cases to a laboratory in New Delhi. Of them, we have received results, which mention that eight are positive," Dr Betodkar told reporters.

The state which has set up facilities in both the districts (north and south) for swine flu patients, had sent total 94 samples of suspected patients. Of these 26 have turned out to be H1N1 positive cases.

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