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Saturday, June 29, 2013

India : Delhi has highest swine flu cases, Gujarat records maximum deaths

Article via Economic Times :

" Delhi has had the highest number of swine flu patients this year while Gujarat has seen maximum deaths due to the disease among the states, according to official statistics.

According to Health Ministry, a total of 4,825 cases were reported in the country this year till June 25 with Delhi topping the list with 1,507 cases.

Asked why Delhi has the highest number of cases, the official said "this is due to high rate of urbanisation here. There is more contact with people".

Gujarat follows Delhi with 1,029 cases reported during the period followed by Rajasthan with 847.

Though Delhi registered the highest number of cases, the deaths were 16. Gujarat topped in this category with 195 deaths due to swine flu.

A total of 600 people have died due to the deadly disease, a senior Health Ministry official said.

Rajasthan recorded the highest number of deaths after Gujarat with 162 followed by 84 deaths in Maharashtra."

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