According to the state health officials, an average of five people are succumbing to the H1N1 virus every day. The number of recorded cases has exceeded a staggering 4,480 this year.
Around 300 patients are currently undergoing treatment at various hospitals across the State. Among them, at least 40 are deemed critical and have been put on ventilator support.
Scientists at the National Institute of Virology say that the H1N1 virus has become the predominant strain with other influenza viruses like H3N2 and Type B in scant evidence.