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Of the latest swine flu deaths, 14 were reported in Rajasthan alone on Monday. These H1N1 cases had surfaced from Oct. 7 to Nov. 7 in the state.
A health official stated, “State health authorities of Rajasthan have communicated 14 deaths of laboratory confirmed cases from the various districts of Rajasthan.”
According to official sources, six succumbed to the virus in Jaipur, five in Jodhpur and three in Kota, taking the total H1N1 toll in the state to 17. In addition, four more deaths were reported yesterday; one each in Rajasthan, Kerala, Orissa and Haryana.
Update of swine flu in Maharashtra and Delhi
Out of the total casualties reported so far, the western state of Maharashtra has been the worst hit, which has witnessed 207 deaths. The state also confirmed 11 positive cases of swine flu Monday, taking the number of contaminated people to 3,727.
In the national capital, 16 people have fallen prey to the lethal disease. In addition to the fatalities, 19 new cases cropped up yesterday, taking the number of people infected by the virus to 3,623, the second highest in the country.
Fatalities in the rest of the states
In the rest of the states, 117 lives have been lost in Karnataka, 49 in Andhra Pradesh, 40 in Gujarat, 22 in Kerala, 17 in Rajasthan, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 6 in Puducherry, 5 in Haryana, 4 in Goa, 3 each in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 2 each in Punjab and Orissa, and 1 each in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Mizoram.
New cases reported across the nation
Apart from this, 95 new cases of Swine flu were detected across the country, taking the total number of people affected with H1N1 to 14,572. These also include 24 fresh cases from Kerala, Tamil Nadu (16) Rajasthan (8), Gujarat (6) and Haryana (4).
An official statement issued declared, “Till date, samples from 76,450 people have been tested for Influenza A (H1N1) in government laboratories and a few private laboratories across the country, and 14,572 of them have been found positive.”
According the world Health Organization, more than 5,700 people have died globally since the outbreak of the deadly virus in April with most of the fatalities recorded in the American region.