Two swine flu deaths take India’s toll to 477

November 3rd, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Two more people succumbed to the contagious swine flu Tuesday, taking the toll in India to 477, health authorities said here.
At least 76 new cases were reported in the country, taking the total number of people affected with the virus to 14,049.

One death was reported from Maharashtra and Kerala each.

With the latest casualty, the toll in Maharashtra has gone up to 204 - the highest in the country.

In Kerala, 16 people have died.

Of the 76 new cases, 22 were reported in the national capital alone. With this the total number of people affected with the virus in the Indian capital rose to 3,488.

However, it is Maharashtra that records the highest number of people who have been tested positive for the flu. As many as 3,675 people have been detected with the virus in the state. It is the highest in the country.

New cases were also reported from Karanataka (23), Tamil Nadu (16), Maharashtra (12), Goa (2) and Kerala (1).

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