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India Swine Flu Toll Rises to 28

by VR Sreeraman on August 17, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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 India Swine Flu Toll Rises to 28

Three more died of the deadly swine flu virus taking the country's swine flu death toll to 28.

A 36-year-old woman succumbed to the virus at the Sassoon General Hospital in Pune late on Sunday night. This is the thirteenth swine flu death in Pune.


Two women, both aged 27, succumbed to the deadly virus in Bangalore.

Meanwhile, 152 fresh cases of swine flu have been reported from different parts of the country.

The maximum 97 cases were reported from Maharashtra, of which Mumbai reported 60 and Pune 18.

Eleven cases have been reported from Delhi and 10 from Bangalore.

With this, the total number of swine flu cases has now gone up to 1707.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that the Central Government is coordinating with the State Governments in controlling the swine flu situation, and added that there is no need for panic or disrupt daily life.

Dr. Singh said some parts of India are facing increased cases of swine flu, but there was no need to panic.

Source: ANI


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