Over 605 people have died of swine flu in 2019 so far: Health Ministry

Over 605 people have died of swine flu in 2019 so far: Health Ministry

According to data from the Union Health Ministry, as many as 605people have died due to swine fluthis year, with 75 deaths being reported last week.

Over 19,380 people have tested positive for the virus.

Rajasthan reported the highest number of swine flu cases (4,551) and deaths (162) followed by Gujarat (118 deaths  and 3,969 cases).

Delhi was third with 3,362 swine flu cases and seven deaths.

Swine flu is the common name for the H1N1 influenza virus. H1N1 is a self-limiting viral, air-borne disease spread from person to person, through large droplets generated due to coughing and sneezing, indirect contact by touching a contaminated object or surface and close contact, including handshaking, hugging and kissing.