7 more swine flu deaths in India, toll rises to 1066

Seven more deaths caused by influenza A (H1N1) have been reported in India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1066, an official statement said here today.

Two of the deaths - one each in Assam and Rajasthan - were reported during the day today, the statement said.

Besides, reports of five deaths that occurred in recent days - three in Rajasthan and one each in Madhya Pradesh ad Punjab - were conveyed by the health authorities of the states concerned to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today, it said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 284, while 166 lives have been lost in Rajasthan, 152 in Gujarat, 137 in Karnataka, 85 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 36 in Punjab, 34 in Kerala, 33 in Haryana, 17 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 each in Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 6 in Puducherry, 5 in Goa, 3 in Orissa, 2 each in Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Chhattisgarh and 1 in Mizoram.

The statement said 83 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 20 in Maharashtra, 14 in Rajasthan, 13 in Gujarat, 8 in Delhi, 7 in Punjab, 6 each in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, 5 in Chandigarh, 3 in Haryana and 1 in Andhra Pradesh.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 27,795, the statement added.


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