The H1N1 virus has taken the death toll to 81 since January 1 in Gujarat and 11 more people succumbed to the disease yesterday alone. Swine flu has raised its head in 19 districts of the state and 117 new cases were reported.
According to official report, three people died in Vadodara, two people each died in Kutch, Ahmedabad and Surat while one death each was reported from Dahod, Narmada and Surendranagar.
Highest number of cases was reported from Ahmedabad (46), followed by Surat (17) and Kutch (16). There were deaths in various parts of the state during the past two days. A 37-year-old man from New Sama Road suspected of H1N1 infection died on Saturday night at a private hospital in the city.
186 blood samples were collected by the health authorities of which 73 have been tested negative. Sixty seven patients continue to be under treatment even as 13 patients are in a critical condition. Thirty five patients have been discharged from various hospitals in the city so far.