HONG KONG, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong health authorities reported a new death case of the influenza A/H1N1 on Wednesday, bringing such cases in the city to 70.
The case involving a 51-year-old male patient with diabetes mellitus and lung disease. He attended Princess Margaret Hospital on Dec. 30 last year due to flu symptoms. Positive result for influenza A/H1N1 was confirmed on the same day.
His condition deteriorated on Jan. 4 and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. He finally succumbed on Wednesday morning.
The case has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office and the Center for Health Protection.