The biggest number of swine flu fatalities in the state thus far has been reported in Pune circle, with 61. According to the health department, Co-morbid cities caused 38% of fatalities in the state, with most of the patients being between the ages of 41 and 70. Officials from the health department indicated that the number of swine flu cases is currently declining.
Dr. Pradeep Awate, a state surveillance officer, stated that because the number of swine flu cases over the past two years has been so low, our level of immunity has decreased. As a result, this year saw an increase in instances. The number of instances is now declining. The majority of positive cases have co-morbidities.
Awate claims that 100,000 vaccination pills were distributed throughout Maharashtra to 32,789 people. The most people in the state—18,444—have received the vaccination in the Pune circle.
The public is less informed about the swine flu vaccine. According to Dr. Awate, pregnant women, medical professionals, and patients with Co-morbid conditions are currently our top priorities for immunization.
Dr. Awate said there were 185 swine flu-related deaths in Maharashtra up until October 7. Of these, 118 had no other associated illness, while 73, or 38% of deaths, had Co-morbidities. Children between the ages of 1 and 10 have died three times.
Dr. Prachee Sathe, director of the intensive care unit at the city’s Ruby Hall Clinic, commented on the cases, stating that pregnant women and patients with Co-morbid conditions should receive vaccinations.
Maharashtra has experienced swine flu fatalities so far.
Pune – 61
Thane – 21
Akola, Amravati, and Aurangabad—5
Total – 185
Source: State Department of Health