6 more swine flu deaths in India, toll rises to 1302

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, February 12, 2010

Six more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in India, taking the death toll in due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1302, an official statement said here today.

Five of the deaths were reported during the day from Gujarat and one from Maharashtra, the statement said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 340, while 268 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 186 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 39 in Punjab, 37 each in Kerala and Haryana, 24 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 35 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 22 in Maharashtra, 6 in Gujarat, 5 in Delhi and 2 in Kerala.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,303, the statement added.