Nageswari, (34) wife of Thangamuthu, a resident of M.K. Moopanar Street here, who was admitted to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital with suspected symptoms of AH1N1 influenza, died at the hospital on Sunday. However, district officials said she had tested negative for the virus.

According to Health Department officials, she was admitted to a private hospital at Thanjavur on October 11.

Diagnostic report from a private centre in Tiruchi indicated that the infection was in initial stages. However, her blood samples sent to Kings Institute in Chennai had tested negative for the virus, said Collector K. Baskaran.