5 more swine flu deaths in India, toll rises to 1119

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, January 17, 2010

Five more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in Inda, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1119, an official statement said here today.

It said one death was reported during the day in Madhya Pradesh today. Besides, information about four deaths that occurred in recent days - two each in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh - was received by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 300, while 176 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 170 Rajasthan, 137 in Karnataka, 89 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 37 in Punjab, 34 in Kerala, 33 in Haryana, 17 each in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 6 in Puducherry, 5 in Goa, 3 in Orissa, 2 each in Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Chhattisgarh and 1 in Mizoram.

The statement said 23 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 6 each in Delhi and Gujarat, 5 in Karnataka, and 1 each in Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,195, the statement added.