16 more swine flu deaths in India take toll to 1259
New Delhi, February 4, 2010
As many as 16 more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1259, an official statement said here today.
Five of these deaths - three in Gujarat and one each in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra - were reported during the day today, it said.
Besides, reports about eleven deaths that occurred earlier - four each in Rajasthan and Gujarat and one each in Delhi, Haryana and Maharashtra - were 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 322, while 252 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 180 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 37 each in Kerala and Haryana, 22 in Madhya Pradesh, 18 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 each in Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh, 6 in Puducherry, 5 in Goa, 4 in Jammu & Kashmir, 3 in Orissa, 2 in Assam and 1 each in Mizoram and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
The statement said 46 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 21 in Maharashtra, 15 in Rajasthan, 3 in Karnataka, 2 in Gujarat and 1 each in Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.
With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,993, the statement added.