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Swine flu claims one more life in Rajasthan, toll reaches to 39

PTI jaipur
Updated: 16-01-2019 20:39 IST
Swine flu claims one more life in Rajasthan, toll reaches to 39

Swine flu on Wednesday claimed one more life in Rajasthan, taking the toll to 39 since January 1, officials said.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma have given directions to staff of the medical and health department to remain vigilant.

According to data from the medical and health department, 4,091 people have been tested for swine flu from January 1. Of the total, 971 were diagnosed positive and 39 people have died in the state.

Sixteen deaths were reported from Jodhpur district this year, the officials said.

Jodhpur Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Sunil Kumar Singh said 741 patients were examined and 225 were found afflicted with the disease and 16 of them died during this time period.

In Jaipur, 1,642 people were examined for swine flu, 378 were found positive and four patients died, the officials said.

Nagaur and Sikar recorded three deaths each followed by two deaths each in Kota and Pratapgarh, and one death each in Ajmer, Tonk, Ganganagar, Pali, Jalore, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Udaipur and Rajsamand, they added.