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42 new swine flu cases reported from Uttar Pradesh

Fourty two new cases of swine flu surfaced on Tuesday, taking the total number of people suffering from the H1N1 virus to 689 in Uttar Pradesh, where 16 persons have died so far due to the disease.

Lucknow: Fourty two new cases of swine flu surfaced on Tuesday, taking the total number of people suffering from the H1N1 virus to 689 in Uttar Pradesh, where 16 persons have died so far due to the disease.

"Of the 42 new cases, 33 are from Lucknow, four from Allahabad, two from Bareilly, one each from Unnao, Shahjahanpur and Raebareli while the death toll has reached 16," a health department official said here.

With this, the number of H1N1 virus patients has surged to 689 in the state, the maximum of 549 being reported in the state capital, where leave of all the health department officials has been cancelled, he said.

A total of 1,688 patients were screened out of which 689 were tested positive while 16 persons have died so far in the state and the deadly virus has affected 23 districts, the official said.

Eight deaths have been reported from Lucknow, three from Bareilly, two from Kanpur, one each from Saharanpur, Unnao, and Badaun districts.

Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow, SNS Yadav said that of total 549 patients reported from the state capital,400 have recovered and are leading a normal life.

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