2 more swine flu deaths in India, toll rises to 1332

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, February 21, 2010

Two 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 1332, an official statement said here today.

One of the deaths was reported during the day from Maharashtra and the other from Haryana, it said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 351, while 276 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 186 in Rajasthan, 146 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 39 in Punjab, 38 in Haryana, 37 in Kerala, 25 in Madhya Pradesh, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 10 in Chhattisgarh, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 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.

Eight new cases of the flu were reported today - six in Karnataka and one each in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,490, the statement added.