Navi Mumbai man dies of swine flu, Maharashtra toll 48

Mumbai, Aug 28 ( A 39-year-old man suffering from swine flu has died at a Navi Mumbai hospital, taking the total death toll from the viral disease in Maharashtra to 48, officials said Friday.

The victim, identified only as Shaikh by State Swine Flu Control Room head Pradip Awate, was admitted to the D.Y. Hospital in Navi Mumbai a few days ago in a serious condition and died late Thursday.

He was Mumbai’s tenth swine flu victim, Awate said.

In addition, there have been 25 deaths in Pune, seven in Nashik, two in Latur and one each in Aurangabad, Beed, Jalna and Dhule.

So far, 22 of the 34 districts in the state are in the grip of swine flu, the worst hit among them being Pune, Mumbai and Nashik.

Shaikh is also India’s 79th casualty of the H1N1 virus that has infected about 3,000 people.