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56-year-old man dies of swine flu in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: A 56-year-old man died of swine flu at a hospital here today, a health official said.

The deceased, who was diabetic and had hypertension, died at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 here, he said.

“The patient was referred from the government hospital at Sector 16 here yesterday in a serious condition” he said.

“Thirteen cases have tested positive here so far during the current season in the Chandigarh area,” he added.

Last week, a 58-year-old man had died of swine flu at a hospital in Ludhiana. Recently, a 40-year-old from Hoshiarpur had died due to swine flu at the Ludhiana hospital.

A 42-year-old man had also died of swine flu at the PGIMER in Chandigarh on July 20, first casualty of the deadly H1N1 virus in the Union Territory this season.

—PTI