New Delhi: Tourists wear masks as a precautionary measure against swine flu in New Delhi, on Feb 25, 2015. (Photo: Sunil Majumdar/IANS)

Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday.

A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said.

While the number of deaths has climbed across the country, it has gone down in states like Rajasthan, he said. Rajasthan has not recorded any death in the last two days.

The health ministry will hold a high-level meeting on swine flu on Tuesday, chaired by union health secretary B.P. Sharma. Health Minister J.P. Nadda is being briefed about the situation twice a day, the official added.(IANS)

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