The death toll due to Swine Flu has risen to 51 as eight more patients succumbed to the H1N1 virus yesterday in Maharashtra.
As per reports, 56 new cases of swine flu have been reported, taking the total number of cases registered to 352 since January this year.
Out of these, 145 patients are being treated at various hospitals across the state, while 155 people have been discharged after proper treatment.
So far, Pune has been the worst-affected city with 145 positive cases followed by Nagpur, which has recorded 117 cases of H1N1 virus. The total number of positive cases in Mumbai today stands at 90.
Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems.
Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain and internal and external bleeding. It is transmitted to people primarily from ticks and livestock animals with an incubation period of up to nine days. Human-to-human transmission takes up to two weeks.