Jaipur, Feb 3: After former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria today tested positive for swine flu.
Kataria tested positive for the H1N1 virus in Udaipur and is convalescing at his residence in that city, his personal secretary told PTI over the telephone.
Kataria had gone to Udaipur a day back after attending a wedding when he showed symptoms of cold, cough and bad throat following which he was immediately asked to take an H1N1 test by the Udaipur Medical College.
Meanwhile, 10 more people succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan, taking the death toll in the state from the disease to 49 this year, health officials said today. Among the victims, 26 are women and the rest males.
Jaipur has recorded 14 deaths while Ajmer and Nagaur, respectively, saw nine and six persons succumb to the disease followed by two each in Tonk, Bikaner, Dausa, Jodhpur, Barmer, Kota, Bundi and Banswara and one each in Alwar, Dungarpur, Pali and Jhunjhunu.
Of the 10 deaths recorded yesterday, five were in Ajmer, two in Jodhpur and one each in Nagaur, Jaipur and Tonk, said an official of the state medical and health department.
The victims were admitted either in state-run or private hospitals, they said.
The condition of former chief minister Gehlot, who had tested positive for swine flu last weekend, is improving, his personal secretary said.
In a tweet, Gehlot said he had tested positive for the H1N1 virus but his condition has improved after he started the treatment on time.