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Swine flu kills around 1,300 Indians.

NEW DELHI, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Number of deaths caused by swine flu (H1N1) in India has touched 1,323 while around 25,000 people are infected by the deadly disease, local media reports said quoting government sources on Wednesday. In west-central Indian state of Maharashtra, considered to be the most affected, at least 450 people were reported dead due by the swine flu while 4,245 more are infected, the reports said. In the western Indian state of Gujarat, the death toll due to the virus rose to 349 while around 3,600 confirmed swine flu cases are existing. In the Western Indian state of Goa the (H1N1) has claimed 269 lives and affected 3029 others. An earlier report from the Ministry of Health, however, put the death toll in the national capital New Delhi at just two though the number of swine flu cases stood at 1,719. Meanwhile, North Indian state of Rajasthan reported five more deaths on Tuesday to take the number of deaths caused by the flu to 89 while 651 confirmed H1N1 cases are registered since January until August 29. Four new deaths were reported on Tuesday due to the virus-born disease while 2,473 confirmed cases were reported in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, taking the death toll since the beginning of 2017 till August from 29 to 61. In the eastern Indian state of Odisha, the death toll from swine flu touched 30 today while there are 311 more confirmed cases. The southern Indian state of Kerala also reported 73 casualties and 1,374 confirmed cases of swine flue. Other south Indian states of Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu are also under the grip of the deadly disease. (end)

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Aug 30, 2017
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