The New Year has begun with a health alert for Rajasthan, which is facing it’s worst ever outbreak of swine flu (H1N1) that has sickened 374 people and caused 24 deaths in a little over two weeks.
Till January 9, Rajasthan had reported 195 cases and 7 deaths, but cases have almost doubled since then. Updated data from the state, likely to be added up by next week, will push up the national numbers from the current 220 cases and 10 deaths.
In 2017, India witnessed 85 H1NI cases and five deaths in the corresponding period, with the year ending with 38,810 cases and 2,264 deaths.
“Jaipur is reporting an upsurge of cases and it seems like a local transmission. Most of the other states have shown a decline in numbers and we can’t predict a trend just as yet. The rising numbers could also be because