The total death toll due to swine flu in Gujarat is steadily climbing towards the 300 mark, with nine more deaths reported in the state due to the H1N1 virus. As per reports, two more deaths have been reported from Ahmedabad and Junagadh, while one death each was reported in Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar and Amreli.
The Gujarat government has imposed a ban on most public gatherings of five or more people in Ahmedabad in a bid to halt the spread of swine flu. Health officials have also asked people to wear masks as a precautionary measure. The weather systems this season have kept the humidity levels high and have also influenced the wind pattern across the plains of northwest India and adjoining areas, resulting in swine flu virus sustaining for a longer period.
The total death toll in India due to swine flu toll has now risen to 1115.