Rajasthan records 162 deaths due to swine flu this year

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Jaipur: Rajasthan recorded 162 deaths, highest in the country till September this year, due to swine flu, an official data said Wednesday.

According to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), a total of 1,652 cases of swine flu surfaced in Rajasthan till September 30.

A total of 4,484 swine flu cases were recorded in the country and 353 deaths occurred during the period, as per the data.

After Rajasthan, 1,167 swine flu cases were recorded in Maharashtra, of which 101 people succumbed to the deadly virus. Gujarat recorded 786 cases and 30 deaths were recorded till September 30 this year.

As per the latest data of the Rajasthan Health and Family Welfare Department, a total of 16,818 cases of swine flu surfaced in the state till October 9 this year and 182 deaths have occurred so far.

In Jaipur, 9,350 people tested positive with the virus and 36 deaths were recorded. It was followed by 957 cases and 23 deaths in Kota, and 138 cases and 15 deaths in Baran district, the department said.

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