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Dec 31
207 new swine flu cases reported in India
At least 207 new cases of swine flu were reported yesterday from various parts of India. Health officials now put the total number of confirmed H1N1 cases in the country at 25,779.

Delhi topped the list of cities for new infections, with 100 of the 207 cases confirmed. Only a few days ago it had seemed as if the frequency of infections in the capital was dropping.

Maharashtra came next in the list of states recording the highest number of cases with 23 new infections, followed by Gujarat with 20 infections. Further, 19 new infections were recorded in Uttar Pradesh, 15 in Haryana, 8 in Rajasthan, 5 in Jammu and Kashmir, 4 each in Uttarakhand and Kerala, 3 in Tamil Nadu, 2 each in Puducherry and Chhattisgarh, and 1 each in West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh.

India also saw 4 more deaths due to swine flu yesterday. Along with the 17 earlier deaths that were confirmed in various parts of the country, the overall death toll rose to 919. The deaths were recorded in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi.

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