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
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.