India’s swine flu death jumps to 1,113 (Lead)

January 15th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Five swine flu deaths were recorded in India Friday, taking the toll so far to 1,113, health authorities said here.
Also 64 new cases were reported in the country, taking the number of people infected with the contagious virus to 28,111.

Three deaths were reported from Gujarat, where the casualties have now touched 173.

One death each was reported from the national capital and Maharashtra.

In the Indian capital, a 55-year-old woman died of swine flu Friday, taking the toll due to H1N1 virus to 89.

“A woman died at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital today. With this, the deaths from the swine flu infection in the city have reached 89,” Anjana Prakash, assistant nodal officer for swine flu in the capital, told IANS.

Prakash also said there were four new cases of swine flu but none of them were of children.

With the new infections, the total number of infections due to the pandemic has gone up to 9,584.

In Maharashtra - which reported the first death in the country Aug 3 - the toll has now gone up to 298 - the highest in the country. Also, 27 new cases were reported Friday in the state, taking the number of people infected with the virus to 4,848.

Also, new cases were reported from Karnataka (11), Gujarat (8), Rajasthan (2) and Goa (1).

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