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Swine Flue: Death toll goes up to 67 in Rajasthan

by RajasthanDirect
Feb 05, 2015

With five more persons succumbing to swine flu, toll of the disease-related deaths in Rajasthan has climbed to 67, a top official of the state medical and health directorate said on Wednesday.

The death figure could go up by night as the state level report is being prepared at district headquarters, the Director MHD B R Meena told PTI.

Whereabouts of five persons who died today are being collected, Meena said.

On Tuesday , ten persons succumbed to the dreaded disease. Out of these, deaths of two persons due to the H1N1 virus were reported from Bikaner, Ajmer, and one person each died in Jaipur, Barmer, Kota, Udaipur, Banswara, and Chittorgarh, the official said.

Of the 1,200 tested for swine flu, 366 patients were found positive for the virus.

Out of 33 districts, 29 are afflicted with swine flu while Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Sirohi, and Baran were said to be safe as per the Medical and Health Directorate (MHD) records, he said.

Another official said on yesaterday that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje held a high-level review meeting with medical officers late on tuesday night and directed them to set up a task-force at state, division and district levels to contain the spread of the disease and create awareness,

This year , Jaipur has recorded 17 deaths due to swine flu, the maximum in Rajasthan, followed by Ajmer 12, Nagaur 6, Tonk, Bikaner, Barmer, Banswara, and Kota 3 each, Dausa, Jodhpur, Bundi 2 each, and Bhilwara, Alwar, Pali, Udaipur, Chittorgarh and Dungarpur one each.

Src:- http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/swine-flu-claims-5-more-lives-death-toll-reaches-67-in-rajasthan-47215.html

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