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More swine flu deaths take India's toll to 444

Thirteen new swine flu deaths were reported on Sunday, taking the total toll in India due to Influenza A(H1N1) virus to 444, health authorities said in New Delhi.

india Updated: Oct 25, 2009 21:39 IST

Thirteen new swine flu deaths were reported on Sunday, taking the total toll in India due to Influenza A(H1N1) virus to 444, health authorities said in New Delhi.

For the first time, Punjab and Mizoram reported deaths - one each - since the first death was reported in the country Aug 3.

The maximum deaths were from Maharashtra where 11 people died since Friday. The total toll in the state has now touched 185 - the highest in the country.

Kerala, where 10 deaths had occured earlier, also recorded two new casualties.

Also, 90 new cases were recorded Sunday. With this the total number of people affected with the contagious virus has gone up to 13,232.

Of the 90 cases, 22 alone were from Karnataka.

The other states where new cases were reported were - Maharashtra (21), Delhi (17), Andhra Pradesh (5) and Kerala (12).