2 swine flu deaths in J&K take India toll to 1196

The death toll due to influenza A (H1N1) in India has gone up to 1196 with two more people dying of the swine flu pandemic in Jammu & Kashmir in recent days, an official statement said here today.

While no deaths were reported from any state during the day today, details of the two deaths that occurred earlier in Jammu & Kashmir were conveyed 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 311, while 217 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 175 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 92 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 36 in Kerala, 33 in Haryana, 20 in Madhya Pradesh, 18 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 6 each in Chhattisgarh and Puducherry, 5 in Goa, 4 in Jammu & Kashmir, 3 in Orissa, 2 in Assam and 1 in Mizoram.

The statement said 15 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today - 9 in Gujarat, 5 in Karnataka and 1 in Delhi.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,611, the statement added.


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