India’s swine flu toll rises to 530

November 17th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Four swine flu deaths were reported in India Tuesday, taking the toll due to the Influenza A (H1N1) virus to 530, health department officials said here.
One death each was reported from Karnataka, Goa, Uttarakhand and Gujarat.

With that one death in Karnataka, the toll in the southern state has jumped to 119.

The toll is now five each in Goa and Uttarakhand. In Gujarat, it has now gone up to 45. However, Maharashtra, which recorded the first swine flu death Aug 3, tops the list with the highest number of deaths so far - 214.

Also, 176 new cases were reported in the country, taking the total number of people affected with the contagious virus to 15,726.

“Till date, samples from 80,327 people have been tested for Influenza A (H1N1) in government laboratories and a few private laboratories across the country, and 15,726 of them have been found positive,” said a statement issued here.

Delhi reported 62 new cases Tuesday, taking the total number of people affected with the flu in the Indian capital to 3,837.

In Maharashtra, 25 new cases were reported. With this, the total number of people tested positive for the flu in the state has jumped to 3,828.

New cases were also reported from Rajasthan (43), Uttar Pradesh (10), Tamil Nadu (seven) and Karnataka (four).

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