125 cases of swine flu reported in Uttar Pradesh

The total number of people tested positive for swine flu rose to 125 in Uttar Pradesh, with the state capital reporting 88 such cases so far, a senior health official said Tuesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 17, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

Lucknow: The total number of people tested positive for swine flu rose to 125 in Uttar Pradesh, with the state capital reporting 88 such cases so far, a senior health official said Tuesday.

"Total 125 cases have been reported positive for H1N1 in the state. The number of deaths from the disease so far is six with 13 districts of the state reporting swine flu," a senior Health department official said.

With 10 new patients testing positive for H1N1 in the state capital since yesterday, the total number of cases have rose to 88, maximum in the state, Dr SNS Yadav, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Lucknow said.

Altogether, three persons including Swatantra Saksena, working in Merchant Navy; a retired Army officer and the wife of a retired jawan succumbed to the virus in the state capital.

Besides these three, one death each was witnessed in Kanpur, Saharanur and Bareilly districts.

With a sharp rise in swine flu cases in the state capital, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has decided to provide free and prompt treatment to such patients in SGPGI, KGMU and other medical colleges of the state.

Yadav has also directed that availability of medicines should be ensured in government hospitals.