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Swine flu claims 5 more lives in Rajasthan, toll mounts to 109

Five more persons succumbed to the contagious swine flu in parts of Rajasthan during the last 24 hours, as the death toll in the state due to the disease, caused by H1N1 virus, mounted to 109 this year.

Jaipur: Five more persons succumbed to the contagious swine flu in parts of Rajasthan during the last 24 hours, as the death toll in the state due to the disease, caused by H1N1 virus, mounted to 109 this year.

Two persons each died in Jodhpur and Jaipur districts each, while one succumbed to the flu in Barmer, an official of state Medical and Health Department said today.

"Out of 1,248 people tested positive for the virus, 109 have died in the state from January 1 so far," the official said.

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

Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Sirohi and Baran districts were reported to be safe as per the MHD records, the directorate official said.

So far, Jaipur has recorded the maximum number of 21 deaths due to flu followed by Ajmer 19, Naguar nine, Barmer eight, Jodhpur and Chittorgarh seven each, Banswara and Kota five each, Tonk and Bikaner four each, Bhilwara three, and Dausa, Sikar, Pali, Bundi and Udaipur two each.

One person each succumbed to swine flu in Bharatpur, Churu, Sriganganagar, Alwar, Jhunjhunu, Jaisalmer and Dungarpur districts. 

From Zee News

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