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Five succumb to swine flu, 339 new cases nationwide

delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2009 21:17 IST

Five persons died due to swine flu on Thursday even as 339 fresh cases were reported nationwide, with Delhi topping the list, Health Ministry said.

All the five deaths were reported from Rajasthan, taking the toll in the pandemic to 663. Of the 339 fresh cases reported today, the national capital topped the list with 141 cases, followed by Rajasthan 72 and Maharashtra 28.

With the fresh cases, the total number of those afflicted by the disease has touched 20,929.

Of the 339 cases reported during the day, five have a history of foreign travel while the rest are indigenous.

Till today, samples of 94,549 people have been tested for swine flu in government laboratories and a few private laboratories across the country and 22 per cent of them have been found positive.