5 more people die of swine flu in India, toll rises to 1243

Five 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 1243, an official statement said here today.

Three deaths were reported during the day - two in Gujarat and one in Maharashtra. Besides, reports about two earlier deaths - one each in Delhi and Gujarat - were received from the state health authorities by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 320, while 245 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 176 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 94 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 37 in Kerala, 36 in Haryana, 22 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 46 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 22 in Maharashtra, 8 in Rajasthan, 7 in Delhi, 5 in Gujarat, 2 in Kerala and 1 each in Karnataka and Haryana.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,947, the statement added.


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