swine flu state times news
Srinagar: Two more people, including a child, infected with swine flu virus have died in Kashmir, taking the toll to 11.
“Two deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. Both the patients had tested positive for the H1N1 virus. One of the patient was a five-year-old child. The death toll has now reached to 11,” SKIMS spokesperson Kulsoom Bhat said.
She, however, said both the patients had other acute ailments and may have died of those causes. “The child had co-morbidities of acute lymphocytic leukaemia and the other patient, a 45-year-old male had acute viral syndrome and renal failure,” she said.
Bhat said the reports of the samples taken yesterday and two fresh samples taken today were awaited.
She said the number of patients, infected with swine flu virus and admitted at the isolation ward of the hospital, was nine.