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Muscat: An eight-month pregnant woman succumbed to H1N1, taking the death toll from swine flu in Oman to 32, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health.

The National Committee for Management of H1N1 said on Saturday that the woman had not taken vaccine and suffered from complications from H1N1 iwhile in eight month of her pregnancy.

So far, a total of 6,317 residents have tested H1N1-positive in Oman even as 30,260 have taken the vaccine provided free of cost by the MoH. 

The ministry reiterates its call to people suffering chronic diseases to take the initiative.

Meanwhile, the global death toll from swine flu approached the 16,000 mark as the pandemic waned in much of Europe and Asia, according to the World Health Organisation.