Swine Flu Death toll crosses 660 across India
Swine flu deaths have soared to 663 across the country while number of people affected by it breached the ten thousand mark. The figures show that there is no let-up in the impact of the virus as it claimed 39 more lives between 16 to 17 of this month.
An official figures show that ten thousand and 25 people have suffered from H1N1 virus so far this year. Health Minister J P Nadda has said there is no dearth of medicines and hospitals are equipped to deal with swine flu.
Swine Flu cases have been reported from new states like Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland. Authorities in these two states have issued alerts following the detection of H1N1 cases.
In Nagaland, a woman was tested positive of the H1N1 virus, the first case of Swine Flu in the state. Health and Family Welfare Department has appealed to the public not to panic as the situation is under control with all safety precautions taken.
In Jammu and Kashmir, two people have lost their lives due to the virus, while about 70 people tested positive for the virus and are undergoing treatment. Director, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Showkat Ahmed Zargar has advised people to wear masks specially when at social gatherings to avoid getting infected.