Swine flu toll in Telangana mounts to 59
The toll due to swine flu in Telangana has risen to 59 with the death of one more person, officials said on Wednesday.
Hyderabad: The toll due to swine flu in Telangana has risen to 59 with the death of one more person, officials said on Wednesday.
The health department reported one death and 42 H1N1 positive cases since Tuesday.
According to a bulletin issued by the department, 122 samples were tested on Tuesday and out of them, 42 were found positive.
The state continues to report swine flu cases despite the increase in day temperature. The number of fresh cases, which had come down to 26 on Tuesday, went up again.
Health authorities have screened 5,114 samples since January 1 and out of them, 1,600 were found positive. Hyderabad and neighbouring Ranga Reddy district accounted for the majority of deaths as well as positive cases.
Officials said enough stocks of medicines and testing kits have been made available at all teaching, district and area hospitals.
The health department has advised people to take all precautions and approach hospitals on the first symptoms of swine flu like high fever, sneezing, cough and body pain.