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Swine Flu: Death toll reached to 81 in Rajasthan

by RajasthanDirect
Feb 09, 2015

In this year Swine flu death toll rises to 81 in Rajasthan, highest in any state of India. An official of the state medical and health directorate (MHD) said on sunday that in the past 48 hours eight more people succumbed to Swine flu as the toll climbed to 81 in Rajasthan.

Out of the 750 people tested positive for the H1N1 virus, 81 have died in the state from January 1 to February 7, he said.

BJP MLA Dharampal Choudhary was tested positive for the virus in Alwar yesterday, Chief Medical and Health Officer Alwar, R K Meena told PTI on telephone. Choudhary was shifted to his MLA house in the city where he will be given treatment, he said.

So far, Ajmer has recorded the maximum number of deaths due to swine flu with a toll of 19, followed by Jaipur 18, Nagaur 6, Barmer 5, Banswara 4, Tonk, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Chittorgarh 3 each, Bhilwara, Dausa, Pali, Bundi, Udaipur 2 each, and Sriganganagar, Jaisalmer, Alwar, and Dungarpur one each since January this year.

The MHD official said that as per the Medical and Health Directorate(MHD) records, out of 33 districts in Rajasthan, 29 are affected with swine flu. Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Sirohi and Baran were reported to be safe,

Src: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/eight-more-succumb-to-swine-flu-in-rajasthan-toll-climbs-to-81/articleshow/46164333.cms

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