10 more swine flu deaths in India, toll rises to 1206

Influenza A (H1N1) continued to claim lives in India, with ten more deaths reported from different parts raising the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1206.

An official statement said seven of the deaths - six in Gujarat and one in Rajasthan - were reported during the day.

Besides, reports of three more deaths that occurred in recent days - one each in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Delhi and Haryana - were conveyed by the respective state governments 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 223 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 176 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 93 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 36 in Kerala, 34 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 each in Mizoram and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

The statement said 30 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 8 in Gujarat, 6 in Karnataka, 4 in Chandigarh, 3 each in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, 2 in Haryana and 1 each in Andhra Pradesh. Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,665, the statement added.


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