Nashik, Oct 9: Nashik district has been declared as 'Swine Flu' affected' after it recorded 20 deaths due to the H1N1 virus, a official said.
Nitin Mahajan, Resident Deputy Collector said the decision to this effect was taken as per the Maharashtra Government's Epidemic Act.
This decision would facilitate the administration adopt various preventive measures to the disease.
"As many as 114 patients so far have been affected by the Swine Flu. While twenty of them have succumbed to the deadly virus, five are still on ventilator. Similarly, 89 patients have been discharged, and 29 are undergoing treatment," he said.
Mahajan said the district has adequate stock of Tamiflu, which is available at 43 medical shops in rural areas.