Swine flu: 2 more die at Madurai Rajaji hospital, toll rises to 11

With two more women succumbing to swine flu, the death toll touched 11 at Government Rajaji hospital on Thursday night.

Published: 10th November 2018 02:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2018 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MADURAI: With two more women succumbing to swine flu, the death toll touched 11 at Government Rajaji hospital on Thursday night.The hospital sources identified the deceased as S Subbulakshmi (61), a resident of Tirumangalam in Madurai, and P Lakshmi (55), a resident of Keelamathur near Thiruvedagam in Madurai.

While Subbulakshmi, who was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, tested positive for H1N1 virus, P Lakshmi, who was admitted on Sunday, tested positive for influenza virus. Both the women developed pulmonary complications and died while receiving treatment at the quarantine swine flu ward of the hospital. 

Sources added that two more persons also died in the past two days, including R Arul (32), from Virudhunagar district, who died on Wednesday and A Jeevitha (19), from Dindigul district, who succumbed to infection. Presently, 18 people, including four children, were receiving treatment for swine flu, and 107 people, including two dengue infected patients, were receiving treatment for fever, said hospital authorities.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp