Swine flu claimed 34 more lives over the weekend in India, taking the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus to 1,075.
Also, the number of persons testing positive for the disease moved closer to 20,000. Health Ministry figures said that 1,075 persons have perished from the disease while the number of those affected by swine flu stands at 19,972 till Saturday.
The data showed that Gujarat has overtaken Rajasthan in terms of the number of deaths with 265 casualties while 4,368 people have been infected in the state.
Gujarat state officials said in Ahmedabad that 10 more people succumbed to swine flu on Sunday, taking the toll to 275. Besides, 247 new cases were also recorded in the state, taking the total number of cases to 4,614, an official statement said. Union Health Ministry announced that they were collating latest information on swine flu.
Rajasthan has seen 261 persons fall prey to the H1N1 virus with 5,528 cases reported.
In Madhya Pradesh, swine flu has claimed 153 lives while 1,010 people were affected by the virus. The toll in Maharashtra touched 143 with 1,735 cases having so far come to light.