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9 H1N1 deaths in India, 283 new cases

Nine more influenza A (H1N1) deaths were reported from India today, taking the toll due to the pandemic in the country so far to 277, an official statement said.

Four of the deaths occured in Maharashtra (1 each in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik), three in Karnataka (2 in Bangalore and 1 in Udupi) and two in Hyderabad, Andhra Padesh.

Besides, three deaths in Andhra Pradesh and one in Uttarakhand reported earlier have now been confirmed as cases of swine flu after the receipt of the reports of the laboratory tests conducted on the patients.

With these, Maharashtra now accounts for 112 of the deaths reported so far, while 85 have lost their lives in Karnataka, 26 in Gujarat, 28 in Andhra Pradesh, 9 in Delhi, 4 in Kerala, 3 each in Tamil Nadu and Goa, 2 in Haryana and Uttarakhand and 1 each in Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Meanwhile, as many as 283 fresh cases of the flu were reported from across the country, including 103 in Delhi, 43 in Andhra Pradesh, 35 in Maharashtra, 34 in Tamil Nadu, 25 in Haryana, 22 in Karnataka, 8 in Uttar Pradesh, 6 in Kerala, 3 in Goa, 2 in Gujarat and 1 each in Chandigarh and Chhattisgarh.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported so far in India has risen to 8979, the statement added.

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