Swine flu deaths continue to increase with 51 more people raising the total number to 1370. The number of affected people across the country has mounted to 25,190.
Health officials fear the virus may spread as Delhi receives showers of rain in the past few days. Unless there is an increase in temperature, the virus would remain virulent. Jitendra Raghvanshi, former HOD, foreign languages department of Agra University and noted theatre personality died due to swine flu few days ago.
The data collated by the Union health ministry shows, the highest number of deaths, 322 were in Gujarat and the deadly virus has affected 5,521 people. Rajasthan has reported 321 deaths, Maharashtra 211 and Madhya Pradesh 193.
Health officers of Odisha's Ganjam district will keep track of the migrant workers, to prevent the spread of swine flu mostly from Gujarat. The workers, around 7 lakh of them mostly from Ganjam, work in textile mills, surat and diamond cutting industries, Ahmedabad.
The number of deceased is comparatively less in the southern regions. The death toll in Telangana is 63, Karnataka has reached 55, in Andhra Pradesh, 15 people have died due to swine flu and Kerala witnessed 9 deaths.