Two south Mumbai residents died of swine flu on Thursday taking the death
toll due to H1N1 virus in the city to 21. Both the patients died of multi-organ
failure and had tested positive for the virus, confirmed a report from The
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
"One of the deceased was a 67-year-old woman from Girgaum. She was a
breast cancer patient and was taking chemotherpay and radiotherapy. She tested
positive for swine flu and was admitted in Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai Central
on February 26," said Dr Mangala Gomare, epidemiology cell in-charge in
Mangala Gomare also said that the other deceased was a 76-year-old man from
Masjid Bunder who was admitted to Noor Hospital last week. "He was
diabetic. After testing positive for the H1N1, he was transferred to Kasturba
Hospital on February 27. His condition deteriorated and he developed pneumonia
and succumbed to the infection," added Dr Gomare.