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5 more die of Swine Flu at Kashmir’s SKIMS, toll rises to 21

5 more die of Swine Flu at Kashmir’s SKIMS, toll rises to 21
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Five more patients have reportedly died of H1N1 influenza at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura,  in Kashmir valley, taking the death toll of people killed by the Swine Flu to 21.

Confirming the deaths, official sources at SKIMS had told loca;l newspaper Rising Kashmir that three patients have died in last three weeks.

“Two women – an 80-year-old and another 90 years of age — both residents of Budgam were cases of comorbidities. Both were admitted to the hospital and died. A 41-year-old male patient of Ganderbal also died,” they said.

Sources explained that two more patients including a woman died of H1N1 influenza in the hospital on December 9.

SKIMS has till date received at least 181 patients with Swine Flu symptoms in last two months from across the valley and 81 have been discharged after recovering fully.

“Six H1N1 patients are presently undergoing treatment at SKIMS,” sources said.

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