9-yr-old girl, two senior citizens take death toll to 42 due to swine flu in Mumbai
Swine fluâ€™s dance macabre is far from over. It continues to consume lives in almost every part of the country, mostly in Western and Northern India.
Latest reports released by the BMC reveal that at least two kids and an old person have lost their lives due to swine flu. This is the death toll in the last two days alone.
On the other hand, the swine flu death toll has crossed more than 2300 mark this season alone. Since the beginning of this year as many as 42 people have lost their lives in Mumbai alone. While three people lost their lives in the last two days, at elast 18 other people have been diagnosed with the swine flu.
Reports suggest that a young, 9-year-old girl who passed away due to the dreaded flu belonged to Kalyan, the other two were from Walkeshwar and Malad. Reports suggest that the kid had a history of congenital heart disease and has been ailing with H1N1 since March 25. After being treated at a local hospital, she was brought to Kasturba hospital on March 27. She died on Sunday.
In the meantime officials associated with the BMC announce the death only after a death committee meeting. With 1562, Mumbai has crossed the highest number of H1N1 cases since 2009 when the pandemic broke out, reports suggest.