11 more swine flu deaths in India, toll rises to 1357

New Delhi, February 24, 2010

Eleven more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in India, taking the toll in the country so far due to the swine flu pandemic to 1357, an official statement said here today.

While one death was reported during the day in Rajasthan, information about ten earlier deaths - five each in Maharashtra and Rajasthan - was conveyed by the state authorities concerned to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today, it said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 359, while 285 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 192 in Rajasthan, 146 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 39 in Punjab, 38 in Haryana, 37 in Kerala, 26 in Madhya Pradesh, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 11 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.

The statement said 28 new cases of the flu were reported today, including 13 in Maharashtra, 5 each in Gujarat and Karnataka, 2 each in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and 1 in Rajasthan.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,583, the statement added.

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