Swine flu claims 9 more lives in Gujarat; toll reaches 265

Swine flu has claimed nine more lives in Gujarat on Saturday, taking the death toll to 256 since January this year, an official release said.

PTI| Updated: Feb 28, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Swine flu has claimed nine more lives in Gujarat on Saturday, taking the death toll to 256 since January this year, an official release said.

Apart from these fatalities, 206 new swine flu cases were recorded across the state today, taking the total number of cases to 4,368 so far, it said.

"Gujarat registered nine deaths today due to swine flu infection, while 206 new cases have been recorded today," the statement said.

Out of these nine swine flu deaths, three fatalities were reported from Ahmedabad, while one death each from Surat, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Kutch, Anand and Banaskantha districts, it said.

The Gujarat government also claimed that 2,904 patients have been cured till date.

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who was in Rajkot district for the shoot of her upcoming film, has also been infected with swine flu and was today admitted in a private hospital.

The 29-year-old actress is here to shoot for Rajshri Production's upcoming film 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', in which she stars opposite Salman Khan.

However, state health commissioner J P Gupta said the actress had mild fever and cold when she arrived here from Mumbai and she might have contracted the disease in Mumbai itself.