Gujarat recorded one more swine flu death on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the State to two.

A seven-year-old girl died at the Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad government civil hospital in Vadodara.

Health Secretary Ravi Saxena said Arya Borde was admitted to the S.S.G. hospital on August 5 in a critical condition.

She had been on ventilator support since August 7. She did not develop any viral pneumonitis patch till August 9. Later the National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi, which tested her blood and other samples, confirmed swine flu. She became critical on Tuesday morning and died in the afternoon.

Correct treatment

Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas said the death was baffling as she was provided timely and correct treatment right from the beginning. Perhaps because of her tender age, she could not fight the virus, he said.

The Bright School, Vasna branch, where she was studying, has been closed till August 16.

Though she was not going to the school for the past 10 days, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation authorities sent medical teams to the institution to run a check on all students, and none was found affected.

Residents of the Akota locality, where Arya was staying, were also being tested.

The Delhi Public School, Harni Road branch, has been shut till Sunday after two of its students tested positive.

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation held emergency meetings with medical practitioners and non-governmental organisations and set up a coordination committee to tackle the situation.

On Sunday, Pravin Patel, an NRI, died at the government civil hospital here.

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