In India, more than six thousand seven hundred people have been infected with H1N1 virus and swine flu outbreak has claimed two hundred twenty six lives since beginning of last month. Swine flu death toll in just Rajasthan hit 85, while 2,263 patients have been found positive with the influenza, according to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) report released on February 3.
According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the H1N1 virus commonly known as swine flu has so far claimed 226 lives across the country. “Regular video conferences are being held to monitor the situation. States have been advised to involve district collectors in enhancing public awareness and outbreak response,” the ministry stated.
Gujarat has the second most number of deaths (43) followed by Punjab (30), while more than 6,600 cases have been recorded in 2019.
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18 February, 2019