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3 more H1N1 deaths; toll reaches 472

india Updated: Nov 01, 2009 01:35 IST

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The condition of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is suffering from swine flu, improved on Saturday even as three more deaths due to the viral disease were reported from across the country, taking the toll to 472.

A total of 77 cases were reported across the country on Saturday besides the three deaths.

The health of Modi, who has been kept in isolation at his residence in Gujarat's Gandhinagar, has "relatively improved and he is responding nicely to the treatment", said virologist Dr Atul Patel, one of the five doctors treating him.

"His (Modi's) temperature has started coming down and condition of cold and cough is also improving...There is no cause of worry," Patel said in a medical bulletin.

The BJP leader had complained of cough, fever and body ache on Friday after his return from Russia and was tested positive for the H1N1 virus on the same day.

The three deaths were reported from Maharashtra, Kerala and Puducherry, taking the total toll to 472.

Tamil Nadu has topped the list of today's cases with 19 followed by Kerala (18) and Delhi (12). All the 77 fresh cases are indigenous cases, the Union Health Ministry said, adding the total number of persons afflicted with the disease has touched 13,861.