Swine flu claimed the life of a 48-year-old man at a hospital in Coimbatore.

The man, working as a Deputy General Manager in a nationalised bank in Chennai, was admitted to the hospital on Monday night after he tested positive for swine flu in a private hospital, CMCH sources said today.

The man was undergoing treatment for respiratory track infection and throat and nasal swab tests confirmed that he was suffering from swine flu. He was rushed to CMCH on Monday night in a critical condition.

He died without responding to treatment in the wee hours of yesterday, the sources said.

Four suspected cases of swine flu have been reported in the city in the last two days and of them one had tested positive. All the patients, including two children, are kept in the isolation ward, they said.

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