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Swine Flu deaths in India rises to 1229: Report

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Feb 1, IRNA - Eight more people have died of Swine Flu in India, taking the toll due to the deadliest flu in the country so far to 1229.

Two of these deaths - one each in Maharashtra and Gujarat - were reported during Sunday. Besides, six deaths occurred in recent days - five in Gujarat and one in Maharashtra, said an official statement of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Of the total swine flu deaths in the country so far, Maharashtra now accounts for 317, while 236 lives have been lost in Gujarat, 176 in Rajasthan, 141 in Karnataka, 93 in Delhi, 52 in Andhra Pradesh, 38 in Punjab, 36 each in Kerala and 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.

Meanwhile, 35 new cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of India, including 20 in Maharashtra, 5 each in Gujarat and Karnataka, 2 each in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and 1 in Delhi, said the statement.

With these, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus reported in the country so far has gone up to 28,810, the statement added.

Till date, samples from 123079 persons have been tested for Swine Flu in Government Laboratories and a few private Laboratories across the country and 28810(23.40 per cent) of them have been found positive.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 933651



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