Bhubaneswar: The deadly swine flu claimed two more lives today taking the toll to three this year in Odisha.
Sources said one death was reported from Cuttack and another person succumbed while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhubaneswar.
Earlier, first swine flu death of this year was reported from a private hospital here on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the number of affected persons increased to 59 with 13 fresh cases came to light today.
The swab samples of 19 patients, who were admitted to various hospitals in the twin cities, were tested at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC). Of them, 13 tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
Notably, the State government has issued guidelines for hospitals to tackle swine flu. It also issued do’s and don’ts for the general public and increased the awareness drive to prevent the spread of influenza.