4 more swine flu deaths in India, toll goes up to 1263

The toll due to the swine flu pandemic in India has risen to 1263 with four more deaths caused by influenza A (H1N1) in two states, an official statement said here today.

Two deaths were reported during the day in Maharashtra today, it said. Reports of two deaths that occurred earlier in Rajasthan were also received from the state health authorities by 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 324, while 252 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 182 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 37 each in Kerala and Haryana, 22 in Madhya Pradesh, 18 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 each in Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh, 6 in 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 20 in Maharashtra, 4 in Gujarat, 3 in Karnataka, 2 in Delhi and 1 in Punjab.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,023, the statement added


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