Swine flu claims 110 lives in one week

Last Updated: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 15:41

New Delhi: The prolonged monsoon seems to
have aggravated swine flu cases with 110 people succumbing to
the disease across the country in the week gone by.

While 42 deaths were reported from Maharashtra, the
capital reported 10 deaths in the week ending September 19.

Two deaths each were reported from Haryana, Andhra
Pradesh, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Puducherry.

Madhya Pradesh reported 14 cases, Gujarat 29 and Uttar
Pradesh 3.

A total of 2,427 people have lost their lives to swine
flu from May last year.

Till date, samples from 1,83,027 persons have been
tested for Influenza A H1N1 in government laboratories and a
few private laboratories across the country and 43,283 (23.64
per cent) of them have been found positive.

All 1,038 cases reported during the week are
indigenous cases.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 15:41

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