PUNE: A 36-year-old-man from Loni Kalbhor died of swine flu at a city hospital on Sunday, taking the H1N1 casualty count here to one this year, so far.
Also, the condition of another swine flu-infected patient is currently critical and he has been put on ventilator at a city hospital.
The deceased developed influenza-like illness on December 24. He had fever, cough, breathlessness and a sore throat.
Initially, he sought treatment from neighbourhood doctors. However when his condition worsened, he was referred to Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune where he was admitted on December 31. He was given supportive respiratory care at the hospital after he developed severe breathlessness. When he didn't show any improvement, he was put on the ventilator.