6 more swine flu deaths in India, toll rises to 1321

New Delhi, February 17, 2010

Six more cases of swine flu deaths have been reported in India, taking the toll due to influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the country so far to 1321, an official statement said here today.

Three deaths - two in Gujarat and one in Maharashtra - were reported during the day today, the statement said.

Besides, reports of three earlier deaths - two in Karnataka and one in Gujarat - were received from the respective state authorities today, it said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 345, while 273 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 186 in Rajasthan, 146 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 39 in Punjab, 37 each in Kerala and Haryana, 25 in Madhya Pradesh, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 9 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 31 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 10 in Maharashtra, 8 in Rajasthan, 7 in Karnataka, 4 in Gujarat, and 1each in Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,409, the statement added.


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