Swine Flu kills 1094 people in 2017, maximum casualties in August

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New Delhi : India has recorded 1,094 swine flu-related deaths in 2017, with the maximum 342 casualties being reported in August only, said an official report on Wednesday.

According to the report, released for the 33rd week of this year on swine flu, the highest number of deaths was recorded in Maharashtra at 437, followed by Goa with 269 and Rajasthan with 69 deaths.

The country has so far recorded 22,186 cases, with Maharashtra again leading with maximum 4,245 cases, followed by Goa with 3,029 and Tamil Nadu 2,994 cases. 

The data was released on Wednesday by the Union Health Ministry.

Among other states that recorded high number of swine flu till August 20, 2017, are Karnataka (2,956) and Kerala (1,374).

Delhi has reported 1,416 cases of swine flu with two deaths to date. In Rajasthan, it is 651 cases.

Till now, 2015 was the year which saw the worst outbreak of swine flu, with a total of 42,592 cases and deaths recorded at 2,990 -- highest in the last one decade.

However, in 2016 the swine-related cases were 1,786 and deaths were 265.

In 2017, no cases of swine flu have so far been reported from three northeastern states of Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya.