51 more swine flu deaths, affected cases cross 25,000
Swine flu deaths continued unabated as 51 more people died of the virus raising the toll to 1370 while the number of affected crossed the 25,000 mark today.
According to data collated by the Union Health Ministry, the highest number of 322 deaths were in Gujarat where 5,521 people have been affected by the deadly virus.
Rajasthan has reported 321 deaths while 5949 people have been affected in the state.
The number of affected people across the country has mounted to 25,190.
With Delhi receiving rains in the past few days, health officials fear the virus may only spread more as high temperatures are deterrent to it.
The virus had yesterday claimed the life of noted theatre personality and former HoD, foreign languages department of Agra University, Jitendra Raghvanshi. To prevent the spread of swine flu by migrant workers, health officers of Odisha’s Ganjam district will keep track of their return, mostly from Gujarat. Around seven lakh Odia workers work in textile mills and diamond cutting industries in Surat and Ahmedabad respectively, officials said.