4 more swine flu deaths in India, toll goes up to 1309
Four more deaths caused by influenza A (H1N1) have been reported in India, taking the toll due to the swine flu pandemic in the country so far to 1309, an official statement said here today.
No deaths were reported during the day today from any state. But information about four deaths that occurred earlier - three in Karnataka and one in Madhya Pradesh - was conveyed by the state authorities concerned 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 343, while 268 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 186 in Rajasthan, 144 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 39 in Punjab, 37 each in Kerala and Haryana, 25 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 24 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India today, including 16 in Maharashtra 2 each in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and 1 each in Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,337, the statement added.