Two persons died of swine flu in separate parts of the state on Wednesday, a senior health official said.
While a man in his late-50s from Chandannagar in Hooghly district died of swine flu, a Mumbai resident — who was holidaying in Kolkata — succumbed to the H1N1 virus, Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI.
“We have news of two deaths due to swine flu in the state. We are taking stock of the situation and necessary precautions have been taken,” Dey said.
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Speaking about the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the state, Dey said: “We do not have an estimation (of the number of people affected) at the moment but we are ready to face it with all might.”
Reports of 216 deaths due to swine flu have been reported from across the country within the first 10 days of this month, taking the toll to 407 this year, mostly in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan.