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Swine flu claims three more lives in Rajasthan

IANS  |  Jaipur 

claimed three lives in on Tuesday taking the total toll to 14 in the first eight days of the year, said officials.

The three deaths were reported from Nagaur, Jalore and Jodhpur, they said.

Government officials tested 221 samples on Tuesday out of which 57 tested positive. The highest number of patients were from Jaipur, 25, while Jodhpur reported seven and Udaipur five patients.

In the first eight days of the year, 1,262 samples have been tested out of which 341 samples have tested positive. While 14 people lost their lives to the virus, in 2018, a total of 225 deaths were confirmed in a year, said officials.

According to Minister Dr Raghu Sharma, separate outdoor has been set up in hospitals for swine flu patients. Around 25 beds have been reserved for the flu patients in each hospital and adequate number of ventilators in the hospital have been reserved.

Screening of family members of swine flu patients and their neighbours is also being done to check its spread, he added.

Rapid response teams are being sent to the areas highly affected by the virus. The officials have been warned not to take leave from their offices without permission.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 21:26 IST
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