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Swine flu scare: 21 more die, toll reaches 833

 The deadly swine flu has claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll reached 833 across the country while 14,484 people have been affected by H1N1 virus. 

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The deadly swine flu has claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll reached 833 across the country while 14,484 people have been affected by H1N1 virus. 

The maximum toll was reported from Rajasthan with 214 deaths till February 22 out of 4,549 people who were affected by it while 207 people have perished in Gujarat where the number of affected persons stood at 3,107.

Data available with the Health Ministry showed that in Madhya Pradesh 112 people have died due to the disease while 99 have perished in Maharashtra where 1,013 people were affected.

In Telangana, 51 people have died while the number of affected persons was 1,316. Health Ministry data showed that eight persons have died in Delhi while 2,241 people are affected by the disease.

The government said that all the measures were being taken while there was no dearth of medicines. "We are on the job", said a senior Health Ministry official.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has recorded eight swine flu related deaths so far but the state is prepared to handle the virus with adequate medicines and vaccines in stock, the government informed the Assembly today.

In the wake of rising swine flu cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh government has asked people not to panic and that the government has sufficient medicines and is fully equipped to deal with the disease. 

(With Agency inputs)

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