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Swine flu in India: Out of 1,248 positive cases, 109 have died from January 1 so far: Raj Official

Jaipur, Feb 11: Five more persons succumbed to the contagious swine flu in parts of Rajasthan during the last 24 hours, as the death toll in the state due to the disease, caused by H1N1 virus, mounted to 109 this year. Two persons each died in Jodhpur and Jaipur districts each, while one succumbed to the flu in Barmer, an official of state Medical and Health Department said today. (Read: Swine flu in India: 216 deaths in 10 days, Guj and Raj most affected)

Out of 1,248 people tested positive for the virus, 109 have died in the state from January 1 so far, the official said. Of the 33 districts in Rajasthan, 29 are affected with swine flu. Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Sirohi and Baran districts were reported to be safe as per the MHD records, the directorate official said. (Read: Swine flu in India: 56-year-old man from Bathinda dies, death toll reaches 14 in Punjab)

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So far, Jaipur has recorded the maximum number of 21 deaths due to flu followed by Ajmer 19, Naguar nine, Barmer eight, Jodhpur and Chittorgarh seven each, Banswara and Kota five each, Tonk and Bikaner four each, Bhilwara three, and Dausa, Sikar, Pali, Bundi and Udaipur two each. One person each succumbed to swine flu in Bharatpur, Churu, Sriganganagar, Alwar, Jhunjhunu, Jaisalmer and Dungarpur districts. (Read: Swine flu in India: 108 deaths, 1075 positive cases in Gujarat this year)

Source: PTI

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