Two more die of flu

Total number of H1N1 cases rises to 510 while 11 have succumbed

Despite the government’s assurance that things are under control and swine flu cases will automatically go down with the rise in temperature, the reality is quite opposite. The disease claimed two lives, and 53 new cases of H1N1 virus were reported on Tuesday.

The total number of swine flu cases in the city has reached 510, and 11 people have succumbed to the disease so far.

While a 36-year-old woman died of swine flu in Apollo Hospital on Tuesday, a 45-year-old woman succumbed in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The health department has  again issued an advisory. Experts said one can avoid the ailment by maintaining high standard of personal hygiene. The mouth should be covered while sneezing or coughing and hands should be properly washed.

The symptoms such as high grade fever, respiratory problem, chest pain and blood in sputum must be reported in time.

64 die in two states

Swine flu has claimed 64 lives in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh since January 1, said officials on Tuesday, reports PTI from Chandigarh.

 While 29 people have died in Punjab so far, the H1N1 virus has claimed 30 lives in Haryana while five succumbed to the disease in Chandigarh Union Territory.

Most of the deaths in Punjab have occurred in Mohali, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Sangrur and Barnala districts, said Punjab’s nodal officer for swine flu cases, Deepak Bhatia.
He added that the state has witnessed 127 positive cases.

In Chandigarh, three of the five who died hail from Manimajra town here, said an
officer.

He added that there has been a decline in number of positive cases in past few days.

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