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Four more swine flu deaths, toll touches 298

delhi Updated: Sep 28, 2009 01:43 IST
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Four swine flu-related deaths were reported across the country on Sunday while another four suspected deaths were confirmed as having caused by the pandemic, taking the countrywide toll to 298.

Also, 189 fresh swine flu cases were confirmed on Sunday during lab tests. Of these, four cases are imported while the others are indigenous.

Of the four deaths, Karnataka reported two while one person each died in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh due to the viral infection.

The health departments of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat governments confirmed two earlier deaths each as caused by swine flu.

With the latest reports, the all-India cumulative swine flu death figure has reached 298 while lab confirmed total cases for swine flu now stand at 9,694.

Government sources said a total of 38,224 passengers were screened for swine flu at 22 airports across the country on Sunday.