"The patient died of swine flu on Tuesday night," a senior official from the Delhi health department confirmed.

According to the health department, the patient was a resident of Faridabad in Haryana, and his samples tested positive at the National Centre for Disease Control.

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The patient was admitted to the Deepak Memorial Hospital in east Delhi area last week.

This is the second death due to swine flu. Earlier, a 51-year-old woman of Ghaziabad died of swine flu December 26.

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