10 more patients die in Gujarat; toll reaches 81
With ten more persons succumbing to swine flu in Gujarat on Sunday, the toll in the state since January has reached 81, officials said.
“Ten persons died due to swine flu in Gujarat today. Two deaths each were reported in Kutch, Ahmedabad and Surat districts, while one fatality each was recorded in Vadodara, Dahod, Narmada and Surendranagar districts,” an official statement issued here said. As per official figures, the state recorded the highest number cases on Sunday with registration of 117 new swine flu positive cases, while total number of cases has reached upto 744 since last month.
Ahmedabad district on Sunday witnessed the highest number of cases registered in a day with 46 new positive cases. Two deaths were also reported here taking the death toll to 15 and total cases to 151.
Kutch, the worst-affected district in the state, on Sunday reported another 16 cases of swine flu. So far, the district has reported 215 positive cases and 27 deaths due to the H1N1 virus infection.