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18 more H1N1 deaths in India, toll goes up to 1098

As many as 18 more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1098, an official statement said here today.


Four of the deaths - two in Maharashtra and one each in Delhi and Gujarat - were reported during the day, it said.


Besides, reports of 14 deaths that occurred earlier - 10 in Maharashtra, 3 in Gujarat and 1 in Rajasthan - were conveyed by the respective states to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today, tbe release said.


Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 296, while 168 lives have been lost in Rajasthan, 167 in Gujarat, 137 in Karnataka, 88 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 84 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 25 in Maharashtra, 18 in Gujarat, 13 in Karnataka, 6 each in Punjab and Rajasthan, 5 in Delhi, 3 in Chhattisgarh, 2 each in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and 1 each in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 27,985, the statement added.


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