Woman dies at SKIMS, swine flu suspected

Srinagar: A woman died Thursday of suspected swine flu at SKIMS here, taking the death toll due to the deadly virus to 12 in the state.
“A 21-year-old pregnant female from Pulwama was referred as a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome and suspected case of H1N1 died today, but the doctors have diagnosed that her death occurred due to intra-uterine death of foetus”, a SKIMS handout said.
Meanwhile, 101 patients were seen Thursday at special OPD upto 3 pm and 14 samples collected for testing. “The total number of confirmed cases of H1N1 positive till date is 277 and no case of H1N1 positive has been reported in last 24 hrs,” the handout said.
“46 pending samples were processed, out of which 20 were positive for Influenza A and their sub-typing for H1N1 will be done later in the evening,” it said.