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Four swine flu deaths take India’s toll to 385


New Delhi: Four swine flu deaths, two in Maharashtra and two in Karnataka, were reported Sunday, taking India’s death toll due to the pandemic to 389, the health ministry said Sunday.

With laboratory confirmation of the two deaths in Maharashtra, the western state has reported 160 deaths so far, the highest in the country. The two deaths in Karnataka took the state’s toll to 110.

As many as 96 fresh cases were reported during the day, taking the total number of those infected with the flu to 11,874. Two of these cases have a foreign travel history, and the rest are indigenous cases.

India reported its first swine flu case early May from Hyderabad.

Among the fresh cases, Maharashtra accounted for the highest number (44), followed by Delhi (24) and Kerala (9).

Maharashtra also tops the infection list with a total of 3,321 cases of those infected so far, followed by 3,046 in Delhi and 1,373 in Tamil Nadu.

The health ministry said that “till date, samples of 50,049 persons have been tested for influenza A (H1N1) in government laboratories and 23.7 percent of them have been found positive”.