India’s swine flu toll is 575, over 18,000 hit

November 30th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India’s swine flu toll touched 575 Monday when two more Influenza A (H1N1) virus deaths were reported from Rajasthan, health authorities said here.
Also, 191 new cases were reported in the country, taking the total number of people affected with the virus to 18,198.

With the two deaths in Rajasthan, the toll has gone up to 44 in the state. Both these deaths occurred earlier but were confirmed Monday.

Maharashtra continued to top the list of states reporting the highest number of deaths. So far, 223 deaths have been recorded in the state since Aug 3 when the first fatality was recorded in Pune city.

Delhi, where 4,592 people have tested positive, recorded 78 new cases Monday while 19 new cases were reported from Maharashtra.

New cases were also reported from Uttar Pradesh (20), Haryana (19), Tamil Nadu (14), Rajasthan (14), Karnataka (11), Uttarakhand (4) and Jammu and Kashmir (2).

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