India's swine flu death toll reaches 156

     The Swine Flu death toll in India has gone up to 156, with the death of 11 more people reported from different parts of the country on Friday. The number of affected in India from swine flu virus has gone up to 5,611. The national capital Delhi reported its fifth death due to the swine flu. Pune has now reported 40 A H1 N1 deaths-highest in India. While the rest of Maharashtra has reported 72 swine flu deaths so far. Three more persons, a 48-year-old man, a 17-year-old boy and a three-year baby died in various hospitals of the city due to swine flu, said city health authorities. The number of deaths due to the A H1N1 virus in Karnataka has increased to 53, with six more deaths reported from different parts of the state on Friday. The Karnataka Health Department has confirmed four deaths of H1N1 virus in Bangalore, the other two in Davangere and Bijapur. Out of the four deaths in Bangalore, two were reported from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD). Meanwhile, the state Health Department along with the Global Hygiene Council organized a conference on the H1N1 flu on Thursday. The conference focused on hygienic measures that can be adopted by people to avoid getting infected by the flu. Meanwhile, 32 new cases tested positive for the H1N1 virus, out of which 25 were reported in Bangalore, 3 in Bijapur, one each in Bidar, Davangere, Bellary and Mysore. Till date 686 people have tested positive for the flu in Karnataka.

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