The death toll from Swine Flu has reached 100 in Rajasthan this year. As per reports, from 1 January 2019 to 8 February 2019, 100 people have succumbed to the disease.
Four people died yesterday from Swine Flu, one each in Kota, Hanumangarh, Dausa, and Jodhpur districts. 87 new cases have also been reported, taking the total tally of patients affected to 2793 in the 39 days of 2019.
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Among the new cases reported, Jaipur district has the highest share of 43 cases while 9 cases were reported from Barmer, 4 each from Dausa and Udaipur, 3 each from Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, 2 each from Kota, Sikar, Sawai Madhopur, Churu, Hanumangarh, Alwar and Bikaner and 1 case each from Ajmer, Bhilwara, Bharatpur, Ganganagar, Jhunjhunu, Baran and Rajasamund.
Swine Flu has claimed over 250 lives this year alone. However, Rajasthan has been the worst hit in terms of deaths and the number of cases reported. Gujarat has seen 54 deaths and 1,187 cases reported.
National capital Delhi has also seen 6 deaths and 1409 cases reported. Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharastra have also seen many cases of deaths and patients reported with the disease.
While Punjab has registered 30 deaths and 301 cases, Madhya Pradesh has seen 16 deaths and 81 cases. Maharashtra has reported 13 deaths and 197 cases of Swine Flu.
The union health ministry has issued directives for the state health departments to ensure effective screening and preparedness to detect cases early to minimise the number of deaths. District administrations have also been informed to increase activities of awareness and outbreak response.
As per reports, advisory for preparedness to seasonal influenza A (H1N1) has been issued and the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) and its state units have also reinforced their screening for Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI).