Swine flu claims 12 more lives, toll reaches 2,023

Saturday, Mar 28, 2015,20:46 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Swine flu deaths continued unabated across the country as 12 more people perished to the H1N1 virus taking the toll to 2,023 while the number of those affected stood at 33,625. According to data collated by Health Ministry, 2,023 people have died this year due to the disease till yesterday.
In Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu, a woman, who had delivered a baby two days ago at a government hospital, has tested positive for H1N1 virus. Sixteen people have died due to the disease in the southern state so far. According to Union Health Ministry figures, the death toll stood at 426 in worst-hit Gujarat, while the number of affected people in the state was 6,484 since January.
As many as 413 people have died in Rajasthan while the toll in Maharashtra stood at 390 with 4,434 people affected. A total of 298 swine flu deaths have been registered in Madhya Pradesh where 2,180 people have been affected.
The death toll in Karnataka was recorded to be 82 while the number of those affected in the state was 2,733. The number of patients succumbing to H1N1 virus in Telangana, Punjab and Haryana was 75, 53 and 51 respectively. While 18 people have died of the disease in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand has registered 12 casualties. The toll in West Bengal has risen to 24 while one more swine flu death in Uttar Pradesh has taken the toll to 38 in the state.
In Delhi, 12 people have died of the disease while the number of affected people is 4,218. The death toll in Kerala has risen to 13. Andhra Pradesh has seen 22 swine flu deaths while an equal number of people have died in Chhattisgarh. Twenty people have succumbed to the disease in Himachal Pradesh.