Updated: March 4, 2015 5:37:14 am
SWINE flu claimed nine more lives in Gujarat on Tuesday. Two deaths each were reported from Ahmedabad and Junagadh while one each from Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar and Amreli. The death toll has reached 292 and Swine flu cases in the state stands at 4,904.
Another 138 new cases of Swine flu were reported on Tuesday. Ahmedabad had 45 cases, Surat 23, Kutch 11, Bhavnagar 10, Vadodara eight, Rajkot and Banaskantha six each, Mehsana five, Amreli and Anand four each, Gandhinagar three, Valsad, Jamnagar, Sabarkantha, Junagadh and Patan two each and Surendranagar, Morbi and Porbandar one each case of Swine flu.
On Tuesday, the state Health Department issued guidelines and an advisory on celebration of Holi on March 6 keeping in view the increasing number of cases in the state.
Leaving a sigh of relief, there are no rain predicted by the meteorological department for Wednesday. However, Ahmedabad that recorded a maximum of 27.5 degree Celsius; 7 degrees below normal and 14.5 degree Celsius; 2 degrees below normal Tuesday is expected to have partly cloudy sky.
The recent rainfall witnessed across the state on Sunday has resulted in a dip in the temperature. On Tuesday, Valsad recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 11.6 degree Celsius followed by Gandhinagar at 11.8 degree Celsius while Naliya was at 12.4 degree Celsius. For the highest maximum temperature, Surendranagar and Kandla airport were at 29 degree Celsius.
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