7 swine flu deaths in India raise toll to 1184
New Delhi, January 24, 2010
Seven more deaths caused by influenza A (H1N1) have been reported from India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1184, an official statement said here today.
According to it, three of the deaths - two in Gujarat and one in Maharashtra - were reported during the day today.
Besides, reports of four deaths that occurred earlier - two in Rajasthan and one each in Gujarat and Maharashtra - were 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 310, while 212 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 174 Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 90 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 36 in Kerala, 33 in Haryana, 19 in Madhya Pradesh, 18 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 6 each in Chhattisgarh and Puducherry, 5 in Goa, 3 in Orissa, 2 each in Assam and Jammu & Kashmir and 1 in Mizoram.
The statement said 9 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today - 3 in Karnataka, 2 in Gujarat, and 1 each in Delhi and Uttarakhand.
With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,551, the statement added.