Swine flu claims 90 lives in Maharashtra

The dreaded swine flu virus has claimed almost 90 lives in Maharashtra since January. However, while regions on city’s periphery have seen cases of H1N1 infections, the city has not reported any deaths from swine flu, said state public health department officials.

According to statistics sourced from the directorate of health services, a total of 88 deaths due to swine flu have been reported till Tuesday (September 25). The maximum mortalities have taken place in Nashik (26), followed by Pimpri Chinchwad (18), Ahmednagar (8), Pune city (7), Satara and Pune rural (six each), Solapur (three), Akola, Nagpur, Chandrapur and Jalgaon (two each) and Kolhapur, Washim, Osmanabad, Buldhana and Mira Bhayender (one each). A patient from Madhya Pradesh has also passed away in Maharashtra.