Nine swine flu deaths, India's toll 627
Nine swine flu deaths were reported on Sunday, including four from Rajasthan, the toll due to influenza A (H1N1) virus in India to 627, health authorities said here.delhi Updated: Dec 06, 2009 21:33 IST
Nine swine flu deaths were reported on Sunday, including four from Rajasthan, the toll due to influenza A (H1N1) virus in India to 627, health authorities said here.
Also, 144 new cases were reported in the country, taking the total number of people affected with the contagious flu to 20,165.
With the four deaths, the toll in Rajasthan has gone up to 67. Two deaths were reported from Gujarat, taking the number of fatalities due to Influenza A (H1N1) virus in the state to 49.
Two deaths were also reported from Maharastra Sunday taking the toll in the state to 232.
One death was also reported from the national capital, taking the total toll here to 30.
The number of people affected with the virus in Delhi is now the highest in the country at 5,826 as per Saturday evening.
"One death was reported today (Friday). A 25-year-old male was brought dead to the Ambedkar Hospital," Anjana Prakash, Delhi's assistant nodal officer for swine flu, told IANS.
One death was also reported from the union territory of Chandigarh Saturday.
"Till date, samples from 91,192 people have been tested for Influenza A (H1N1) in government laboratories and a few private laboratories across the country and 21.5 percent of them have been found positive," said a statement issued here.
New cases were also reported from Rajasthan (20), Kerala (6), Haryana (14), Uttar Pradesh (six), Uttarakhand (three), Gujarat (two), Pondicherry (one) and Chhattisgarh(one).