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Swine flu claims 7 more lives in Rajasthan; toll crosses 300

Swine flu has claimed seven more lives in Rajasthan in the last 24 hours taking the toll due to H1N1 virus to 302.

Jaipur: Swine flu has claimed seven more lives in Rajasthan in the last 24 hours taking the toll due to H1N1 virus to 302.

Of the 302 deaths, maximum 57 deaths have occurred in the state capital from January 1 to March 5, a report of state medical and health department said today.

As many as 5,856 people have been tested positive for swine flu this year out of total sample collection of 16,910, it said.

An official of the Medical and Health Department said that the task force headed by Dr Ashok Panagaria held a meeting at Swasthya Bhawan here on Wednesday and reviewed the situation.

The task force, set up by the state government, had directed authorities to remain vigilant and continue to create awareness among the people, he said.  

From Zee News

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