5 more swine flu deaths in India, toll goes up to 1337

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, February 22, 2010

Five more people have succumbed to influenza A (H1N1) in India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1337, an official statement said here today.

Three of the deaths were reported during the day in Maharashtra. Besides, reports about two earlier deaths - one each in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh - were received from the state authorities concerned today, it said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 354, 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, 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 32 new cases of the flu were reported today, including 22 in Maharashtra, 3 in Karnataka, 2 each in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and 1 in Kerala.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,522, the statement added.