H1N1 death toll reaches 19 in state

The number of people who have died due to Influenza A (H1N1) has increased to 19.

According to the latest update, about 1,201 persons have tested positive for the flu, of the 7,910 swab samples being tested. Bengaluru city tops the number of positive cases by reporting 235 cases, followed by Bengaluru Urban 107, Shivamogga 105 and Udupi 98.

The health department has been carrying out extensive awareness programmes, educating the public, including government and private hospitals, about the line of treatment for the suspected cases. The public are requested to visit the hospital in case of fever-like symptoms.

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