The deadly H1N1 (swine flu) virus has claimed another victim in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jewan Maharaj, age 61, died at the Sangre Grande District Health Facility earlier this week after spending 18 days in the Intensive Care Unit.

According to the Trinidad Express, the Ministry of Health said yesterday that Maharaj died of complications arising out of H1N1 influenza and hypertension.

There are now six confirmed swine flu-related deaths and 68 laboratory reports of the H1N1 virus in the twin Island Republic. In 2015, there were 29 reported cases.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Clive Tilluckdharry said yesterday there were approximately 46,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine available in the country.



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