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8 more succumb to swine flu, toll touches 2167

Swine Flu

New Delhi: Swine flu deaths continued unabated with eight more persons succumbing to the disease taking the toll to 2,167 while the number of those affected exceeded the 35,000 mark across the country.

According to the Union Health Ministry, 2,167 persons have perished due to the disease till yesterday while the number of those affected by it stood at 35,077.

In the worst-hit state of Gujarat, the death toll stood at 439 while 6,563 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus since January.

In Rajasthan, the toll reached 430 while the number of affected persons climbed to 6,675.

Twelve people have died of swine flu in Delhi, which has seen 4,259 cases of the disease.

Swine flu fatalities in Maharashtra stood at 442 while, in Madhya Pradesh, the toll was 316 with 4,874 and 2,257 persons having been affected by the disease, respectively, in the two states.

In Karnataka, swine flu has killed 85 people and affected 2,953 while Punjab has seen 56 casualties and Haryana 54 due to the H1N1 virus after another person succumbed to the disease in the state.

Uttar Pradesh has recorded 45 deaths with the death of another person while 26 people have succumbed in West Bengal.

The toll climbed to 24 in Himachal Pradesh. While 23 people perished to the disease in Andhra Pradesh, the death toll increased to 25 in Chhattisgarh.

Twenty people have died of swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir.

Another person perished to the disease which has claimed the lives of 79 persons so far in Telangana, where 2,315 persons have been affected.

The toll in Kerala has climbed to 18 while Uttarakhand has reported 13 deaths.

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