2 more swine flu deaths in Maharashtra take India toll to 1296

Two more swine flu deaths have been reported from Maharashtra, taking the toll in the country so far to 1296, an official statement said here today.

Both the deaths had occurred in recent days and were reported to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today. No deaths were reported during the day today, the statement said.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 339, while 263 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 186 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 39 in Punjab, 37 each in Kerala and Haryana, 24 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 37 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 22 in Maharashtra, 6 in Rajasthan, 5 in Gujarat, 2 in Karnataka and 1 each in Haryana and Delhi.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,268, the statement added.


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