Bhubaneswar: The swine flu death toll in Odisha rose to 40 with two more persons succumbing to the H1N1 virus today, official sources said.
One died at Kalinga Hospital while another succumbed at Sunshine hospital while undergoing treatment here today.
Meanwhile, 5 persons tested positive for H1N1 out of 30 swab samples tested at the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) today.
So far the total number of positive cases in the State increased to 355out of 1089 swab samples, a health department statement said.
Earlier, the state government had issued guidelines to both government and private hospitals for the treatment of swine flu patients.