The national capital reported the first swine flu death in this new year with a 42-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar succumbing to the H1N1 virus at a private hospital in Delhi on Wednesday.

"The woman had died yesterday evening while undergoing treatment at a private hospital but her death was reported on Wednesday," said Charan Singh, Additional Director in-charge of Public Health, Health department.

At least nine fresh cases of swine flu including a woman doctor from the Lady Hardinge hospital admitted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, were reported today taking the total figure to 23 so far this year.

"The patient lady doctor who is a senior pathologist at Lady Hardinge hospital was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram hospital on January 2.

She tested positive of H1N1 virus and is under observation in the ICU," said a doctor at Ganga Ram Hospital.


Also, NCR recorded a second death due to swine flu with a 39-year-old man from Faridabad succumbing yesterday night.


Earlier, a 51-yr-old woman had died of the virus on December 26 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.


Whereas in Jaipur, a 38-year-old woman died of swine flu, taking the toll of the disease-related deaths to four in the New Year, said a state health official. 

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