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261 swine flu deaths in India in 2013

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 06:40 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Swine flu has killed 261 people in India this year, with most deaths reported from Rajasthan, the health ministry said Thursday.

A total of 2,329 people tested positive for the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, which causes swine flu, in 35 states and union territories.

The highest number of cases (834) were reported from Delhi till Tuesday, followed by Rajasthan (564) and Haryana (305).

Rajasthan reported the highest number of deaths at 107, followed by 51 in Gujarat, 36 in Haryana and 32 in Punjab, the ministry said.

The ministry gave a break up of swine flu cases in the country in the past four years. The highest number was reported in 2009 (27,236), followed by 2010 (20,604) and 2012 (5,054 cases).

The highest number of swine flu deaths took place in 2011 (1,763), followed by 2009 (981) and 2012 (405).




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