8 more H1N1 deaths in India, toll rises to 1229

New Delhi, January 31, 2010

Eight 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 1229, an official statement said here today.

Two of these deaths - one each in Maharashtra and Gujarat - were reported during the day. Besides, information about six deaths that occurred in recent days - five in Gujarat and one in Maharashtra - was conveyed by the state authorities concerned to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today, the statement said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 317, while 236 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 176 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 93 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 36 each in Kerala and Haryana, 22 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, 4 in Jammu & Kashmir, 3 in Orissa, 2 in Assam and 1 each in Mizoram and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

The statement said 35 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 20 in Maharashtra, 5 each in Gujarat and Karnataka, 2 each in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and 1 in Delhi.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,810, the statement added.


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