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2 swine flu deaths in Maharashtra take India toll to 1370

Two more people have died of influenza A (H1N1) in Maharashtra, taking the death toll in India due to the swine flu pandemic so far to 1370, an official statement said here today.

Both the deaths occurred in recent days and information about them was conveyed by the State authorities to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare today, it said. No deaths were reported during the day today.

Besides, two deaths were reported yesterday, too - one each in Maharashtra and Rajasthan - when the Health Ministry had not issued its daily bulletin.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 365, while 289 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 193 in Rajasthan, 148 in Karnataka, 95 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 39 in Punjab, 38 in Haryana, 37 in Kerala, 26 in Madhya Pradesh, 19 in Uttar Pradesh, 13 in Uttarakhand, 11 in Chhattisgarh, 8 each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 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 18 new cases of the flu were reported today - 15 in Maharashtra, 2 in Karnataka and 1 in Gujarat.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 29,648, the statement added.

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