Bhubaneswar: The swine flu toll increased to 16 in Odisha with two more persons succumbing to the disease, official sources said today.
Meanwhile, the number of persons affected by H1N1 virus has increased to 227 with 11 more cases came to light on Sunday.
The swab samples of 30 patients, who were admitted to various hospitals in the twin cities, were tested at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC). Of them, 11 tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
So far, total 649 samples have been tested of which 227 have tested positive.
The Odisha government has earlier issued guidelines for hospitals to tackle swine flu. The Health and Family Welfare department also issued do’s and don’ts for the general public and increased the awareness drive to prevent the spread of influenza.