Chandigarh: One more person succumbed to the swine flu in Chandigarh, pushing the death toll from the disease to four in the past one week in Punjab and Haryana, officials said on Tuesday.
 
More swine flu cases are pouring into various hospitals in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, they said. A middle-aged man from Yamunanagar became the latest casualty of H1NI influenza, the officials said.
      
A patient hailing from Kartarpur in Punjab died at the PGIMER here while another person, a resident of Karnal in Haryana, succumbed to the disease at another hospital in the city.
      
A Chandigarh resident from Manimajra town also died due to the disease recently, the officials said. As many as 20 patients with symptoms of H1NI influenza were undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the city.
      
They hailed from Punjab and Haryana, the officials said. A week ago, a meeting of health officials was held here to discuss steps needed to tackle the H1N1 virus. During 2009-10, the region had witnessed many deaths due to the swine flu.
      
This year too there had been a spurt in number of positive cases, according to doctors.

(Agencies)

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