Two swine flu deaths take India's toll to 415
Two swine flu deaths were reported in the country on Monday with Himachal Pradesh reporting its first H1N1 death taking the toll to 415, a health ministry official said.delhi Updated: Oct 19, 2009 19:51 IST
Two swine flu deaths were reported in the country on Monday with Himachal Pradesh reporting its first H1N1 death taking the toll to 415, a health ministry official said.
One death was reported from Pune while the other was reported from Solan in Himachal Pradesh.
A suspected swine flu death was reported from Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh but health officials are still reviewing the case, the official said.
The official said as many as 93 fresh cases of H1N1 were reported across the country Monday. Among the states, Kerala reported the maximum of 33 cases, followed by 18 in Tamil Nadu, 16 in Karnataka and 10 cases in Delhi.
However, Maharashtra continues to top the cumulative infection tally (among states) with 3,472 influenza A (H1N1) cases followed by Delhi (3,271 cases).
India reported its first swine flu case in Hyderabad early May and registered its first H1N1 casualty in August first week.