Gujarat: Swine flu kills 12 people; death toll rises to 242

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 August 2017, 11:50 PM
Gujarat: Swine flu claims 242 lives since January 2017. (Representational Photo)
Gujarat: Swine flu claims 242 lives since January 2017. (Representational Photo)

The fatal swine flu has killed at least 12 people in the Gujarat on Friday. The death toll has reached to 242 people in the state since January this year, the state government data revealed.

According to the recent data issued by the state government,12 people infected with this H1N1 virus died in various parts of Gujarat even as 228 new cases were registered on Friday.

While four deaths each were reported in Ahmedabad and Vadodara city, one death each was reported in Ahmedabad district, Mehsana, Gandhinagar city, and Patan district.

Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani has visited civil hospitals in Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara and Ahmedabad city. During his visit to a hospital in Vadodara, Ruapni added that he has requested the Centre to send a team of medical experts to suggest steps to prevent the spread of the HIN1 virus infection.

The state government also launched ‘104’ helpline to provide information about this deadly disease.

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First Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:27 PM
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