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17 more H1N1 deaths reported in India, toll crosses 500-mark

The toll due to influenza A (H1N1) in India crossed the 500-mark to reach 502 after health authorities in Rajasthan reported as many as 14 deaths in the state in the last one month, an official statement said here today.

The deaths occurred between October 7 and November 7 in Jaipur (6), Jodhpur (5) and Kota (3), it said.

Besides, three deaths were reported during the day today, including one in Rajasthan and one each in Orissa and Kerala, the statement said.

Of the total number fo swine flu deaths in the country, Maharashtra accounts for 207, while 117 lives have been lost in Karnataka, 49 in Andhra Pradesh, 40 in Gujarat, 22 in Kerala, 17 in Rajasthan, 16 in Delhi, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 6 in Puducherry, 5 in Haryana, 4 in Goa, 3 each in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Punjab and 1 each in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Mizoram.

The statement said 95 fresh cases of the flu were reported from different parts of the country today, including 24 in Kerala, 19 in Delhi, 16 in Tamil Nadu, 11 in Maharashtra, 8 in Rajasthan, 6 in Gujarat, 4 in Haryana, 3 in Karnataka, and 1 each in Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Puducherry and Karnataka.

According to the statement, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 14,572.

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