Country's swine flu death toll rises to 88

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New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Country's swine flu toll climbed to 88 on Thursday.

According to sources a teenaged girl and two women succumbed to the virus in Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively.

Meanwhile, 177 fresh cases of infection were reported from various states across the country.

The swine flu has spread even outside Bangalore as 16-year-old Sunanda Kandawal who was admitted to BLD Medical College Hospital in Bijapur in Northern part of Karnataka on August 24 succumbed to the virus.

Maharashtra Health authorities confirmed the death Purva Amol Joshi (23), and Deepali Shinde (20) in Nashik.

Nashik Civil Hospital surgeon A D Bhalsingh said the victim died on Wednesday night.

With this, 46 people died in Maharashtra, 20 in Karnataka, 7 in Gujarat, three each in Tamil Nadu, Chattisgarh and Delhi, two in Uttarakhand and one each in Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan and Haryana due to the H1N1 virus. (ANI)

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