Swine flu toll rises to 14 in UP, 47 new cases reported

Lucknow, PTI | Updated : 28 February 2015, 08:59 PM

Two more people succumbed to swine flu taking the toll to 14 in the state while 47 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Both the deaths were reported from the state capital, a health department official said here.

Of the new cases, 46 are from Lucknow and one from Bareilly, he said.

With this, the number of H1N1 virus patients has surged to 569 in the state, the maximum of 468 being reported in Lucknow where leave of all the health department officials has been cancelled, he said.

According to the health department sources, 1,456 patients have been screened so far. Of them, 569 tested positive while 14 persons have died.

The deadly virus has affected 21 districts. Eight deaths have been reported from Lucknow, two from Kanpur and one each from Saharanpur, Bareilly, Unnao and Badaun districts.

The state government has directed the local bodies and municipal corporations to launch cleanliness drive throughout the state.

First Published: Saturday, February 28, 2015 08:57 PM

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