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H1N1 toll touches 1,895; cases hit 32K mark

Swine flu claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll across country rose to 1,895 on Saturday, while the total number of affected people inched towards the 32,000-mark.

According to data collated by the Union Health Ministry, as on March 20, the contagious disease has claimed the lives of 1,895 people, while the number of affected people across states stood at 31,974.
In Gujarat, the number of people who have died of the disease has reached 407, while the number of affected people was 6,330.

In Rajasthan, 398 people died from the disease, while the number of affected people stood at 6,356.
The Union Health Ministry said the toll in Maharashtra rose to 342 with 4,007 people having contracted the H1N1 virus. In MP, 279 people have died, while  2,069 persons affected.

In Telangana, the toll has reached 75, while in Karnataka it rose to 77. The toll in Uttarakhand reached 11, while in Punjab, the disease has claimed 53 lives.

Another person has died in West Bengal, taking the toll to 24, while the toll has increased to 36 in Uttar Pradesh.
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