Swine flu death toll mounts to 52 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  The swine flu death toll in Odisha increased to 52 with two more persons succumbed to the deadly H1N1 virus today, official sources said.

One person died at IMS and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar whereas another patient succumbed while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Meanwhile, four swab samples found negative for H1N1 which were examined at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) today, the official said.

So far the total number of positive cases in the State increased to 392, a health department statement said.

A total of 1329 samples have so far been tested in the state.

Earlier, the state government had issued guidelines to both government and private hospitals for the treatment of swine flu patients

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