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Swine flu deaths toll touches 2,159 affected by 35,000

New Delhi, April 10, 2015: According to the Union Health Ministry, 2,159 persons had perished due to the disease till yesterday while the number of persons affected by it stood at 35,007.

In the worst-hit state of Gujarat, the death toll stood at 439 while 6,561 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus since January. In Rajasthan, the toll has reached 429 while the number of affected persons climbed to 6,671.  Twelve people have died of swine flu in Delhi, which has seen 4,255 cases of the disease.

Swine flu fatalities in Maharashtra stood at 441 while, in Madhya Pradesh, the toll was 315 with 4,848 and 2,257 persons having been affected by the disease, respectively, in the two states.

In Karnataka, swine flu has killed 85 people and affected 2,929 while Punjab has seen 56 casualties while the neighbouring state of Haryana reported 53 deaths due to the H1N1 virus.

Uttar Pradesh has recorded 45 deaths with the death of another person while 26 people have succumbed in West Bengal.  The toll climbed to 24 in Himachal Pradesh and stood at 23 each in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Twenty people have died of swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir.

The disease has claimed the lives of 78 persons in Telangana, where 2,314 persons have been affected. The toll in Kerala has climbed to 18 while Uttarakhand has reported 12 deaths. Source: PTI 

8 more succumb to swine flu in Raj, toll climbs to 81

Jaipur, February 9, 2015 (PTI):  Eight more persons have succumbed to swine flu in parts of Rajasthan in the last 48 hours as the toll climbed to 81 this year, an official of the state medical and health directorate (MHD) said today.Out of the 750 people tested positive for the H1N1 virus, 81 have died in the state from January 1 to February 7, he said.

191 swine flu deaths reported in India in January 2015

February 8, 2015: Telangana reporting the highest number of cases of people afflicted with the H1N1 virus followed by Delhi, the government said today. The total number of cases of swine flu coming to light across India in January stood at 2,038.Whiel Delhi saw 488 persons coming down with the disease , Telangana recorded 629 cases with 34 deaths.In Gujarat, 309 persons contracted swine flu with the virus claiming 38 lives, said a senior health ministry official. The Health Ministry data said that 205 swine flu cases were reported in Rajasthan, where the death toll from the virus stands at 49, while 73 cases have been noted in Maharasthra with 22 casualties.

Tamil Nadu witnessed 93 cases with seven lives claimed by the disease while Madhya Pradesh and Haryana reported 49 and 57 cases with the death toll in these states standing at 17 and eight, respectively. Andhra Pradesh reported 33 cases, leading to four deaths.

Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tests positive for swine flu 

Jaipur, February 2, 2015: Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has reportedly tested positive for swine flu.  Gehlot said that he had tested positive for the H1N1 virus but his condition has improved after starting treatment in time.

"Mujhe bhi swine flu positive aaya hai lekin maine samay par ilaaj shuru kar liya hai, ab improvement hai," he tweeted.

"Gehlot is convalescing at home and taking medicine," his personal secretary told PTI here, adding that the former chief minister had fever for the last three days.

Gehlot had gone for a test after he complained of fever, cough and cold on getting back from Delhi where he campaigned for Congress candidates on January 30, the personal secretary said.

Rajasthan has witnessed 28 deaths due to H1N1 virus in the New Year, prompting the state government to direct senior medical officers from the medical directorate to go to various districts for effective monitoring of cases of swine flu. -PTI


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