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Eight more die of swine flu in Rajasthan, toll climbs to 117

Eight more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan, raising the toll of the disease- related deaths to 117, an official of the Medical and Health Directorate (MHD) said Thursday.

Jaipur: Eight more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan, raising the toll of the disease- related deaths to 117, an official of the Medical and Health Directorate (MHD) said Thursday.

Of the eight deceased, three persons were from Barmer, and one each from Jodhpur, Banswara, Jhunjhunu, Jaisalmer, and Sikar, the official said.

"Out of 1,404 people tested positive for the virus, 117 have died in the state from January 1 so far," the official said.

Of the 33 districts in Rajasthan, 29 are affected with the contagious swine flu.

So far, Jaipur has reported 21 deaths due to the H1N1 virus, maximum in the state, followed by Ajmer 19, Barmer 11, Nagaur 9, Jodhpur 8, Chittorgarh 7, Banswara 6, Kota 5, Bikaner and Tonk 4 each, Sikar and Bhilwara 3 each, Dausa, Jhunjhunu, Pali, Bundi, and Udaipur two each.

Bharatpur, Churu, Jaisalmer, Srigangangar, Hanumangarh, Dungarpur and Alwar have recorded one death each.

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