Swine Flu death toll climbs to 26 in Odisha

Elias Hubbard
August 29, 2017

He succumbed at SCBMCH. "Barik, who was kept in the ventilator, died of renal failure on Monday", said SCB swine flu Nodal Officer Prof Manoranjan Patnaik.

Also, 152 new cases of swine flu were reported on Tuesday. A total 839 samples have been tested while 290 people were tested positive for the H1N1 virus so far, he said.

Previously, the state government issued guidelines to both government and private hospitals for the treatment of swine flu patients. The doctors, however, refused to reveal the identities of the swine flu patients. Out of the total 881 samples tested for swine flu also called as H1N1 virus, around 297 were tested to be positive.

The transmission rate appears to be showing a declining trend. With this the tally of positive influenza A H1N1 cases reached 2,473 since January and the death toll since then till August 29, reached 61.

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