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Swine flu in Delhi: 21 more people infected with H1N1 virus

The total toll of people who have been infected is 3,438.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : March 8, 2015 12:58 PM IST

As many as 21 fresh cases of people infected with H1N1 virus was reported in Delhi, taking the total toll of people who have been infected to 3,438. So far, 10 people have succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus in the national capital.

The deadly disease today claimed the life of Jitendra Raghvanshi, a theatre personality and former HoD of foreign languages department of Agra University at Safdarjung hospital. (Read: Swine flu symptoms and signs you MUST be aware of!)

His death, however, will not be counted in Delhi's figure for deaths due to the disease, Health department officials said. As he hails from Agra, his death will not be counted in the death figure for Delhi despite he succumbing to H1N1 influenza virus at a hospital here, said Charan Singh, Additional Director in-charge of Public Health, Health department. A total of 143 people were tested for the H1N1 influenza virus of which 21 turned positive. No fresh death has been reported today, he said. However, officials claimed that the number of cases have started to go down over the last few days. (Read: 15 precautions every Indian should take to prevent swine flu)

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Source: PTI

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