Suspected flu deaths take toll to 66; 131 new HINI cases reported

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New Delhi, Aug.23 (ANI): A total of 131 fresh cases of swine flu were reported from different parts of the country on Saturday, Health Ministry sources said in Delhi.

The new cases included 44 in Delhi, Karnataka 21, Bangalore 19, Gadag 1, Belgaum 1, Tamil Nadu 20, Chennai 17, Coimbatore 3, Maharashtra 23, Pune 1 and Nagpur 3.

Out of the total cases reported, six in Delhi and two in Kerala are cases with recent travel history to affected countries.

Meanwhile, the countrywide death toll due to HINI virus climbed to 66 on Sunday with one person each succumbing to suspected swine flu in Delhi, Chandigarh and Jalna in Maharashtra, even as 131 fresh cases of infection were reported from various states.

Maharashtra now accounts the highest cases with 35 flu deaths, followed by Karnataka with 12 casualties. (ANI)

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