Swine flu kills 15 more, toll is 1,294

February 11th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Swine flu continued to cause fatalities with 15 more deaths reported in the country, taking the toll so far to 1,294, health authorities said Thursday.
As many as six deaths were reported Thursday from Maharashtra, which recorded the first death due to the flu in the country Aug 3 last year.

With the six deaths, the toll in the state has gone up to 337 - the highest in India.

Gujarat recorded five deaths while four people succumbed to the virus in Rajasthan Thursday. In Gujarat, the toll has touched 263, while 186 people have died in Rajasthan.

“Till date, samples from 125,794 people have been tested for Influenza A (H1N1) in government laboratories and a few private laboratories across the country and 29,231 of them have been found positive,” said an official statement issued here.

Thirty-six new cases were reported in India Thursday, with Maharashtra recording 12 and Rajasthan 10.

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